After China’s security law, Hong Kongers hit panic button; big spike in immigration inquiries

Beijing/Hong Kong, May 31

The promulgation of new security law for Hong Kong by China has resulted in a sharp increase in inquiries for immigration from the former British colony especially the city’s residents, who emigrated en masse there when it returned to the Chinese control in 1997.

Immigration consultants have fielded hundreds of new calls since China’s legislature — the National People’s Congress (NPC) — unveiled the controversial plan on May 21, bypassing...