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  • London is one of the last places 36 year old Aragorn ever thought he would visit.

  • But now the Hong Konger and pro democracy activists has been forced to build a new life in the British capital after he fled China's security crackdown on his home city.

  • Yeah, I can't say we are betraying or not betraying the course off, like fighting for our own rights and fighting for democracy.

  • But, uh, I think you have to keep leaving.

  • I mean, unless you have to be, you have to stay alive for any calls or a Gorn who did not want to give his full name out of fear for his safety is not alone.

  • Nearly 5000 Hong Kong citizens have already applied to live and work in Britain under a new visa scheme which affords Hong Kongers an expedited path to British citizenship.

  • Britain launched the scheme for holders of a special British national Overseas passport after Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law on Hong Kong.

  • Activists say the law erodes the freedoms promised to the former British colony when it was returned to Chinese rule.

  • But while the scheme makes it easier for Hong Kongers, to emigrate to Britain.

  • The struggle of settling into an unfamiliar place still remains.

  • I shouldn't be touch of domestic, and that's why I started looking for, like waiter jobs or even kitchen assistant job in restaurants or like property shops, store systems or whatsoever.

  • The new visa scheme could bring over 300,000 Hong Kongers and their dependence to Britain in the next five years.

  • Hong Kong residents who qualify for the scheme will be allowed to stay in Britain for five years and then apply for settled status and citizenship.

  • In total, some 5.4 million Hong Kongers could ultimately be eligible.

London is one of the last places 36 year old Aragorn ever thought he would visit.

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Fleeing Hong Kongers seek new life in London

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/20
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