An anti-government protester waves the flag of colonial-era Hong Kong during a protest in a shopping mall on June 8. Photo: Sam Tsang An anti-government protester waves the flag of colonial-era Hong Kong during a protest in a shopping mall on June 8. Photo: Sam Tsang
An anti-government protester waves the flag of colonial-era Hong Kong during a protest in a shopping mall on June 8. Photo: Sam Tsang
Albert Cheng
Opinion

Opinion

Albert Cheng

Why Britain’s citizenship offer is a favour to Hong Kong – and China

  • Hongkongers have in the past sought foreign citizenship as an insurance policy
  • The UK’s offer to almost half of Hong Kong is unlikely to give rise to a wave of migration. Conversely, it makes people more willing to stay in Hong Kong

An anti-government protester waves the flag of colonial-era Hong Kong during a protest in a shopping mall on June 8. Photo: Sam Tsang An anti-government protester waves the flag of colonial-era Hong Kong during a protest in a shopping mall on June 8. Photo: Sam Tsang
An anti-government protester waves the flag of colonial-era Hong Kong during a protest in a shopping mall on June 8. Photo: Sam Tsang
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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".