One Year On
2020 - 2021
Focus on Hong Kong
7 Jul 2021 marks one year since we have started a journey from Hong Kong to the UK, after dramatic changes in our hometown. From organising street protests, chanting slogans, to engaging in evidence sessions in parliament, publishing papers - we are walking the talk, involving ourselves fully and being part of the very the heart of the UK community.
We shall never forget democracy and freedom is common sense in society.
Here is a lookback and review on what we have achieved together in the past year.
Programmes & Activities
Public Policy Studies & Reports
Hong Kong BN(O)s Work and
Employment Survey Report
This is a report of an in-depth online survey of recently arrived Hongkongers in the UK on their skills and experience, current employment status, intention for employment and/or maintaining labour market mobility, sources of information about the UK labour market.
Last Updated: 11-10-2021
Briefing on Housing Situation for Hong Kong BN(O)s arriving in the UK
The briefing provides direct information and insights, collected from the Hong Kong public, and aims to support, enhance and guide the work programme of the committee and the British Government.
Last Updated: 26-04-2021
House of Commons
Home Affairs Committee
Evidence session on British Nationals (Overseas) visa arrangements for Hong Kong.
Hongkongers in Britain (HKB) presented as part of the witnesses along with other civic groups.
Last Updated: 07-07-2021
Settle in London
Hongkongers in Britain (HKB) was invited by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to draw up recommendations for services that should be made available to incoming immigrants.
Last Updated: 22-07-2021
Hongkongers in Britain
Response to UK government’s package of support for Hongkongers
“We welcome the UK government’s decision today to set up a support package for BN(O) citizens and their families.
In the past few months, we have been receiving many inquiries every day from Hongkongers coming to the UK, responding to their issues and questions on visa application, housing, employment, education and mental health support. As a civil society organisation providing community services to Hongkongers, we are pleased to see the government is ready to step in and support us."
“Hong Kong does not only mean a place but people who love the values of democracy and freedom. We share the universal values but maintain as purely a non- politically oriented expat group, our mission is to include HongKongers as a specific culture amongst others into this diversified but united British society. I hope the establishment of this club can start a new era, not an end, of Hong Kong.”
- Simon Cheng
Founder of Hongkongers in Britain
Freedoms are being eroded in Hong Kong. Millions are under threat since the Hong Kong pro-democracy protest in 2019. Thousands have been prosecuted. More and more flee overseas to seek sanctuary. With the implementation of the National Security Law, these numbers will rise in the foreseeable future.
Freedom is in Peril. Now is the time for the international community to stand up and help.
With the recent announcement of the UK extending the rights to BNO holders and their families to live, stay, work and study in the UK, the International Lifeboat Campaign is also strengthening. There is still hope in the darkest hour.
Who We Are?
Our team is formed by committed and experienced people sought to strengthen the Hong Kong tie within the UK and abroad. We will host events such as seminars, gatherings, and encourage Hong Kongers to volunteer and contribute to the society. We will use our resources to help Hongkongers to get accustomed to the British society.
What We Do?
A medium between Hongkongers and local communities.
A forum to allow people to create connections.
A platform to inspire activities culturally & economically
A British community for Hongkongers.
This cause and goal, will require your support to make it sustainable. Without Hongkongers, there won’t be a Hong Kong community.