Two barbed wire fences 100 metres apart at the Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai border control point separate couples and families living in Hong Kong and on mainland China. Photo: Felix Wong
Two barbed wire fences 100 metres apart at the Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai border control point separate couples and families living in Hong Kong and on mainland China. Photo: Felix Wong

So near, yet so far away: Hong Kong’s cross-border couples, families struggle with long separation from loved ones

  • Some quit jobs to reunite with families, others consider divorce after almost two years apart
  • As border restrictions drag on, those hit hardest hope authorities will consider their plight

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Two barbed wire fences 100 metres apart at the Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai border control point separate couples and families living in Hong Kong and on mainland China. Photo: Felix Wong
Two barbed wire fences 100 metres apart at the Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai border control point separate couples and families living in Hong Kong and on mainland China. Photo: Felix Wong
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