The Hongcouver by Ian Young
You might have been born in Canada – but does Beijing think you could be a Chinese citizen?
China’s nationality law and the NPC’s 1996 ‘Explanations’ about how Hongkongers become foreign citizens are in focus after two Toronto-born teens were reportedly denied Chinese 10-year visas
Ian Young is the Post's Vancouver correspondent. A journalist for more than 20 years, he worked for Australian newspapers and the London Evening Standard before arriving in Hong Kong in 1997. There he won or shared awards for excellence in investigative reporting and human rights reporting, and the HK News Awards Scoop of the Year. He moved to Canada with his wife in 2010.