Hong Kong's brain drain worsens as expats, locals leave

For many Hong Kong expatriates and foreign companies, the impact of the security law was tolerable, or even welcome, as it put an end to months of disruptive protests. - AFP

HONG KONG (Bloomberg): An exodus of expatriates and locals from Hong Kong is poised to intensify in 2022, as policy makers continue their crackdown on civil society and brush off an increasing uproar over aligning with mainland China’s Covid Zero strategy.

A population outflow that was triggered by the 2019 protests deepened last year to a record as the realisation that the city’s strict Covid policies are here to stay sank in, and the impact of the national security law imposed by Beijing continued to roil public life.

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