A protester holds a BN(O) passport during a lunch-hour rally in Hong Kong. Photo: Winson Wong A protester holds a BN(O) passport during a lunch-hour rally in Hong Kong. Photo: Winson Wong
A protester holds a BN(O) passport during a lunch-hour rally in Hong Kong. Photo: Winson Wong

exclusive | Hongkongers applied for British National (Overseas) passports in record numbers in 2019 as protests rocked city, with eightfold increase over previous year

  • Unprecedented surge was not triggered by the national security law imposed by Beijing on June 30 but it continued unabated in the first half of 2020
  • Total number of identity documents issued in 2019 soared to 154,218, nearly an eightfold increase from the previous year, official British data shows

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
A protester holds a BN(O) passport during a lunch-hour rally in Hong Kong. Photo: Winson Wong A protester holds a BN(O) passport during a lunch-hour rally in Hong Kong. Photo: Winson Wong
A protester holds a BN(O) passport during a lunch-hour rally in Hong Kong. Photo: Winson Wong
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