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Strained ties, bittersweet feel: ex-Hongkongers who left under BN(O) bid look back on city

More than 100,000 Hongkongers are seeking new lives in Britain under a special scheme that promises citizenship for many residents of the former colony. The departures, which follow in the wake of a deep shift in the city’s political landscape, have broken apart extended families, reshaped careers and changed ideas …

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About 100,000 Hongkongers apply for BN(O) visa in first year of scheme

About 103,900 Hongkongers applied for a new pathway to British citizenship in the first year of the scheme, with 97,057 winning approval, continuing a recent wave of emigration from the city.However, the number applying for the British National (Overseas) visa scheme – launched by Britain after Beijing imposed the national …

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