A commuter walks along the Thames Path in view of Tower Bridge in London in September 2020. Racist attitudes in the UK have often been intertwined with anti-immigration rhetoric. Photo: Bloomberg A commuter walks along the Thames Path in view of Tower Bridge in London in September 2020. Racist attitudes in the UK have often been intertwined with anti-immigration rhetoric. Photo: Bloomberg
A commuter walks along the Thames Path in view of Tower Bridge in London in September 2020. Racist attitudes in the UK have often been intertwined with anti-immigration rhetoric. Photo: Bloomberg
Justin Bong-Kwan
Opinion

Opinion

Justin Bong-Kwan

BN(O) passport holders fleeing Hong Kong should know Britain has a racism problem

  • With anti-Asian attacks rising around the world, the problem of racism is a concern for those considering moving to the UK
  • Without working to make Britain more inclusive, the unresolved socio-economic discontent that contributed to Brexit could target settlers from Hong Kong

A commuter walks along the Thames Path in view of Tower Bridge in London in September 2020. Racist attitudes in the UK have often been intertwined with anti-immigration rhetoric. Photo: Bloomberg A commuter walks along the Thames Path in view of Tower Bridge in London in September 2020. Racist attitudes in the UK have often been intertwined with anti-immigration rhetoric. Photo: Bloomberg
A commuter walks along the Thames Path in view of Tower Bridge in London in September 2020. Racist attitudes in the UK have often been intertwined with anti-immigration rhetoric. Photo: Bloomberg
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Justin Bong-Kwan

Justin Bong-Kwan

Justin Bong-Kwan is a practising barrister based in Hong Kong and a freelance writer.