Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Patrick Jiang
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Jiang

Hong Kong’s denial of dependent visas to mainland spouses sends wrong signal on Greater Bay Area integration

  • The exclusion of mainland spouses of Hong Kong permanent residents from the standard dependent visa system means they must rely on the arcane and problematic one-way permit
  • This seems very out of place, given Hong Kong’s ambitions to be a modern city. However, the solution is simple: expand dependent visa eligibility

Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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