The British flag flies in front of the British consulate in Admiralty. The British government’s offer to BN(O) passport holders of a pathway to UK citizenship has angered Beijing. Photo: Sam Tsang The British flag flies in front of the British consulate in Admiralty. The British government’s offer to BN(O) passport holders of a pathway to UK citizenship has angered Beijing. Photo: Sam Tsang
The British flag flies in front of the British consulate in Admiralty. The British government’s offer to BN(O) passport holders of a pathway to UK citizenship has angered Beijing. Photo: Sam Tsang
Albert Cheng
Opinion

Opinion

Albert Cheng

Stripping British National (Overseas) passport holders of Hong Kong residency could spark another crisis

  • Given the large number of Hongkongers who hold a foreign passport, such a move could spark a mass exodus and create a crisis the SAR can ill afford
  • Regina Ip’s call for the national law disallowing dual citizenship to strictly apply in Hong Kong ignores the historical context

The British flag flies in front of the British consulate in Admiralty. The British government’s offer to BN(O) passport holders of a pathway to UK citizenship has angered Beijing. Photo: Sam Tsang The British flag flies in front of the British consulate in Admiralty. The British government’s offer to BN(O) passport holders of a pathway to UK citizenship has angered Beijing. Photo: Sam Tsang
The British flag flies in front of the British consulate in Admiralty. The British government’s offer to BN(O) passport holders of a pathway to UK citizenship has angered Beijing. 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".