fredag 4. oktober 2019

Hong Kong protests: Rich chase golden visas as unrest simmers

Wealthy Hong Kong citizens are increasingly on the hunt for new passports as protests drag on and cast a cloud over the territory's future. Many countries run "golden visa" schemes that offer resident or citizenship rights in exchange for sizeable investments.

Several migration firms have reported a spike in interest from Hong Kong for these visas since the unrest began. They say with no resolution in sight, residents are seeking "insurance". Protests in the territory began in June, sparked by a proposed law that would have allowed extradition from Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland. Despite the bill being withdrawn, demonstrations have continue to rock the city for months and show no immediate sign of abating.