Pro-China Chinese Canadians show their support for Hong Kong’s extradition bill, in the midst of an anti-extradition rally in Vancouver, Canada, on August 17 last year. Photo: The Canadian Press via AP Pro-China Chinese Canadians show their support for Hong Kong’s extradition bill, in the midst of an anti-extradition rally in Vancouver, Canada, on August 17 last year. Photo: The Canadian Press via AP
Pro-China Chinese Canadians show their support for Hong Kong’s extradition bill, in the midst of an anti-extradition rally in Vancouver, Canada, on August 17 last year. Photo: The Canadian Press via AP
Albert Cheng
Opinion

Opinion

Albert Cheng

Why Hong Kong national security law won’t spark a third wave of migration to Canada

  • Except for a very small number, most Chinese Canadians couldn’t care less about the new law – some even think it’s a good thing
  • Hongkongers who hope to rally support from Canada’s people and government, or expect a warm welcome should they decide to leave, will be disappointed

Pro-China Chinese Canadians show their support for Hong Kong’s extradition bill, in the midst of an anti-extradition rally in Vancouver, Canada, on August 17 last year. Photo: The Canadian Press via AP Pro-China Chinese Canadians show their support for Hong Kong’s extradition bill, in the midst of an anti-extradition rally in Vancouver, Canada, on August 17 last year. Photo: The Canadian Press via AP
Pro-China Chinese Canadians show their support for Hong Kong’s extradition bill, in the midst of an anti-extradition rally in Vancouver, Canada, on August 17 last year. Photo: The Canadian Press via AP
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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".