People enjoy the sunny weather in the Yaletown area in Vancouver, Canada, in January 2015. A report from two years ago estimated that at least 10 per cent of the Hong Kong Chinese diaspora are moving back to Canada. Photo: Xinhua People enjoy the sunny weather in the Yaletown area in Vancouver, Canada, in January 2015. A report from two years ago estimated that at least 10 per cent of the Hong Kong Chinese diaspora are moving back to Canada. Photo: Xinhua
People enjoy the sunny weather in the Yaletown area in Vancouver, Canada, in January 2015. A report from two years ago estimated that at least 10 per cent of the Hong Kong Chinese diaspora are moving back to Canada. Photo: Xinhua
Albert Cheng
Opinion

Opinion

Albert Cheng

Call of Canada: why Hongkongers are leaving for a second time

Albert Cheng says the growing number of people who are making the move West – including a sizeable group leaving Hong Kong a second time – go in search of better opportunities, more affordable housing and better education

People enjoy the sunny weather in the Yaletown area in Vancouver, Canada, in January 2015. A report from two years ago estimated that at least 10 per cent of the Hong Kong Chinese diaspora are moving back to Canada. Photo: Xinhua People enjoy the sunny weather in the Yaletown area in Vancouver, Canada, in January 2015. A report from two years ago estimated that at least 10 per cent of the Hong Kong Chinese diaspora are moving back to Canada. Photo: Xinhua
People enjoy the sunny weather in the Yaletown area in Vancouver, Canada, in January 2015. A report from two years ago estimated that at least 10 per cent of the Hong Kong Chinese diaspora are moving back to Canada. Photo: Xinhua
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Albert Cheng

Albert Cheng

Ir. Albert Cheng is the founder of Digital Broadcasting Corporation Hong Kong Limited, a current affairs commentator and columnist. He was formerly a direct elected Hong Kong SAR legislative councillor. Mr Cheng was voted by Time Magazine in 1997 as one of "the 25 most influential people in new Hong Kong" and selected by Business Week in 1998 as one of "the 50 stars of Asia".