A record number of people are leaving Hong Kong, and as the exodus continues, every social gathering seems to be a goodbye party. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
A record number of people are leaving Hong Kong, and as the exodus continues, every social gathering seems to be a goodbye party. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Kate Whitehead
Opinion

Opinion

Kate Whitehead

My social life is all Hong Kong goodbyes and farewells – what’s going on?

  • Hong Kong is experiencing its biggest exodus since records began – 113,000 residents left the city in the past 12 months
  • For Kate Whitehead, who grew up in Hong Kong, the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions mean more parties and junk trips, but all tinged with sadness and goodbyes

A record number of people are leaving Hong Kong, and as the exodus continues, every social gathering seems to be a goodbye party. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
A record number of people are leaving Hong Kong, and as the exodus continues, every social gathering seems to be a goodbye party. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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