Gerard Greenfield, 27, is a staff member of the regional office of the Asia Monitor Resource Centre in Hong Kong. He co-ordinates research and investigation into labour and human rights in Asian countries, including Hong Kong and China. Mr Greenfield comes from Australia and has lived in the territory for two years. He plans to stay on after the handover. He lives with his wife in Tai Wai. What does the handover mean to you? I work at a non-governmental organisation concerned with human rights so the handover has quite a big effect because a lot of our work promotes labour rights in Hong Kong and Asia. The Public Order Ordinance and the Society Ordinance affects us in that if they claim we're a political organisation, they could interfere directly with our work. The problem we face is that because it's a regional office, a lot of our staff come from Asian countries. For the new government to interfere with our work, they can simply make it difficult for us to get a visa to re-enter the country. The Immigration Department has had investigations to check on us already. What will be the main difference in your work after July 1? We've had a lot of discussions about that and basically we've come to the conclusion we won't change any of our work. We plan to keep on doing what we have been doing and the way we do it. For me, it's going to be OK. In the most extreme scenario, most of us will just be taken to the airport and sent home. But I don't think it's going to come to that. I'm more worried about friends from here and China who've been doing this work for a lot longer and have a higher profile. Will your lifestyle change? Not really. I've lived in Vietnam and Japan and various other countries in Asia and we find Hong Kong a comfortable middle ground. In many Asian countries, it's a bit difficult for us because comfort and living standards are low and often you have to go without electricity and water. In Japan, it's a much tougher environment, being highly modernised and urban. Here, you can go to Sha Tin and it's green and comfortable enough. If you want the lights and the big city, you can go to Hong Kong Island. None of these will change after July 1.