Many Hongkongers took out Canadian citizenship to get a second passport, in addition to the Hong Kong passport to which they became entitled with the British territory’s return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997.
Jason Wordie
Opinion

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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

The dilemma of Hong Kong Chinese with two passports

The objective of the Hong Kong Chinese who acquired overseas citizenship was “to have a back-pocket escape hatch in case Hong Kong went to the dogs after the 1997 handover to China” but things may not have turned out as planned

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Many Hongkongers took out Canadian citizenship to get a second passport, in addition to the Hong Kong passport to which they became entitled with the British territory’s return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997.
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