Over the past century, Hong Kong has transformed from a small fishing village into a leading international financial centre. Its remarkable success lies in its rule of law and freedoms. Photo: AFP Over the past century, Hong Kong has transformed from a small fishing village into a leading international financial centre. Its remarkable success lies in its rule of law and freedoms. Photo: AFP
Over the past century, Hong Kong has transformed from a small fishing village into a leading international financial centre. Its remarkable success lies in its rule of law and freedoms. Photo: AFP
Albert Cheng
Opinion

Opinion

Albert Cheng

China must not force Hong Kong’s BN(O) passport holders to choose sides

  • Britain’s offer of a citizenship path for almost half of Hong Kong’s population has the paradoxical effect of calming their jitters over the national security law
  • Beijing’s threat to revoke recognition of the BN(O) passport as a travel document has raised fears it may soon strip holders of their Hong Kong residency and other privileges

Over the past century, Hong Kong has transformed from a small fishing village into a leading international financial centre. Its remarkable success lies in its rule of law and freedoms. Photo: AFP Over the past century, Hong Kong has transformed from a small fishing village into a leading international financial centre. Its remarkable success lies in its rule of law and freedoms. Photo: AFP
Over the past century, Hong Kong has transformed from a small fishing village into a leading international financial centre. Its remarkable success lies in its rule of law and freedoms. Photo: AFP
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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".