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Expatriate Exodus From Hong Kong Continues – SCMP

Expat residents and workers are departing from Hong Kong in greater numbers than those arriving, according to the South China Morning Post


Expats are leaving Hong Kong in greater numbers than those arriving to live and work in the city, the SCMP says. Reuters file photo.

 

Foreign residents and workers are leaving Hong Kong in greater numbers than those arriving, according to the South China Morning Post, which said that many have moved to Singapore, while others have headed to Western democracies further afield. The news comes after the imposition of China’s controversial national security law in mid-2021, a subsequent crackdown on media outlets and pro-democracy advocates, plus severe Covid-19 restrictions.

“While some jobs and expats in law and banking are heading to Singapore, the city state is facing domestic demands to prioritize local workers,” the paper said on January 8. “Relocation firms have seen a marked rise in moves from Hong Kong to Singapore, with others heading to Britain, Australia and Canada.”

 

Read the full story: South China Morning Post.

 

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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