Hongkongers

in

Britain

Highlights

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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.

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Programmes & Activities

Public Policy Studies & Reports

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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

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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

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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

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Supporting
Hongkongers to 
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

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Where will Hongkongers stay in Britain?

Survey Report on Hong Kong BN(O) Arrivalsʼ Preferred Destinations.

Last Updated: 30-06-2021

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Coming for Hope

Policy Study on Hong Kong British National (Overseas) Holders Intending to come to the UK.

Last Updated: 13-12-2020

General Stance

Hongkongers in Britain

Charter

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."

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About Us

Faith

“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

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Background

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.

 

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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.

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Keep in Touch

Our Office
Meet Us Physically (Coming Soon)

Coming Soon

We aim to build a community for people who will be able not only to virtually but also physically meet, so we will seek a site for this community.

This site will be meant as premises for members to meet and engage in events. We are exploring various business models (further ideas to be announced), to sustain the daily operation of the community and provide membership services, we are also looking into setting up businesses that could allow the employment of Hongkongers in need. 

We encourage HongKongers to contribute to the UK economy, such as the plan hiring people here including HongKongers, and schedule events for HongKongers such as social networking, vocational training, seminar running, business matching, cultural exchange, campaign advocacy etc. in the UK.

We envision the development of a Hong Kong community around the premises, projecting the network and having members across UK regions.

People who donated to HongKongers in Britain during the fundraiser are eligible to become members of HongKongers in Britain, where the donations offset the first-year membership fee. Details on application will be released later.