Disillusioned Hong Kongers Press UK for Escape Route

Disillusioned Hong Kongers Press UK for Escape Route
Applying was only possible before the handover, but holders can renew their BNO every 10 years for around HK$ 1,000 (US$ 130). For 33-year-old Peter, a pilot, renewing his BNO passport is a desperate measure. "(It) is just like someone who is drowning …
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Fake passport to elude Syria lands man in jail
"A fraudster I met on social media networks duped me and sold me a forged Bulgarian passport," he said. "I was born in Syria. I came on a visit visa to the UAE and have been renewing it legally and periodically," said M.M. entering an innocent plea …
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Protests Prompt Hong Kong's Rich to Re-Explore Emigration

Protests Prompt Hong Kong's Rich to Re-Explore Emigration
But Hong Kong passport holders want to prepare for the worst case scenario. “Some … Immigration demand has been subdued in recent years after a rush to leave the city in the 80s, prior to 1997, when the U.K. gave Hong Kong back to China. But it has …
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Who is the "kindhearted" mystery person who handed in bag, purse, cash and
… in such a rush to do everything that I didn't even realise that I had lost the bag. “I never even had a chance to panic.” The bag contained her purse, which had £45 cash and her debit card. The 22-year-old, from Truro, was also carrying around her …
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