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3 Million HK Chinese?

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    3 Million HK Chinese? 2Bob Williams
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    I have a great deal of sympathy for the people of Hong Kong, living under the threat of totalitarian China. But Boris offering to give 3 million of them a home here in the UK, is just bonkers.

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    Even in normal times, the NHS and the housing market is struggling. The UK just cannot support that number of immigrants. And I dread to think of the possible repercussions from an already bulging population. These are not country dwellers, they come from one of the most crowded places on earth.

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    3 Million HK Chinese? 3Dave Rice
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    They were backed into a corner really. This isn’t the Ugandan Asians, I suspect only a (relative) handful of the wealthy will make the move.

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    3 Million HK Chinese? 4Ed P
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    I think the young people of HK did not have enough sense to stop when they were winning, when they did not do so the outcome was inevitable.

    We are where we are. I agree with Dave, I’d be surprised if half a million came as they will have zero access to anything without paying for it until they gain citizenship.  They do however have something we have lost, a very strong work ethic and a well educated technically literate population – they very rapidly rise to the top of any society in which they settle. (I’ve seen just that happen in Australasia and Canada.) I’d see it as our gain and China’s loss.

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    3 Million HK Chinese? 2Bob Williams
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    Having seen the latest reports about this, I think it’s another of Boris’ moves that is not as dumb as first thought. This country does need an injection of more intelligent, experienced workers in certain fields. It does not need more unskilled labour, some of which disappears into the abyss of inner city problems.

    Now Australia and the USA are looking at taking some HK people too. The problem is caused by the Chinese government not adhering to the 1997 agreement with the UK. “One country, two systems.” But as Ed says, if the young HK residents had calmed down and stopped the protests after the world took notice, they might be in a better place. Media pictures of students and others, throwing back tear-gas grenades, hurling rocks and petrol bombs at police, did not help their cause.

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