The Friendship Festival was held to welcome newcomers from Hong Kong to the London borough of Sutton. Photo: Handout The Friendship Festival was held to welcome newcomers from Hong Kong to the London borough of Sutton. Photo: Handout
The Friendship Festival was held to welcome newcomers from Hong Kong to the London borough of Sutton. Photo: Handout

London district holds ‘friendship festival’ to welcome Hong Kong BN(O) immigrants, soothe local worries over influx

  • Volunteers rolling out red carpet for new arrivals hope to avoid backlash from local residents
  • Large number of new immigrants can spark tension over competition for schools, jobs, experts say

Topic |   British National (Overseas) passport
The Friendship Festival was held to welcome newcomers from Hong Kong to the London borough of Sutton. Photo: Handout The Friendship Festival was held to welcome newcomers from Hong Kong to the London borough of Sutton. Photo: Handout
The Friendship Festival was held to welcome newcomers from Hong Kong to the London borough of Sutton. Photo: Handout
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