Migrant Tiffany Wang says her outgoing nature and fluent Cantonese helped her make friends in Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Migrant Tiffany Wang says her outgoing nature and fluent Cantonese helped her make friends in Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong

To mainland Chinese ‘Hong Kong drifters’, the allure of becoming a permanent resident in the city is fading

  • Many northern migrants in the 20th century aspired to set up a life in the safe and prosperous enclave
  • But in the 21st, changes on both sides of the border mean some are less keen to put down roots

Migrant Tiffany Wang says her outgoing nature and fluent Cantonese helped her make friends in Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Migrant Tiffany Wang says her outgoing nature and fluent Cantonese helped her make friends in Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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