The UK will introduce a new visa at the end of January that will give 5.4 million Hong Kong residents - a staggering 70% of the territory's population - the right to come and live in the UK, and eventually become citizens.
It is making this "generous" offer to residents of its former colony because it believes China is undermining Hong Kong's rights and freedoms. Not everyone will come. Some of those eligible to leave have expressed their determination to stay and continue the fight for democracy. In the end, Britain estimates that about 300,000 will take up the visa offer over the next five years. But some are so keen to leave that they are already in the UK, including Andy Li and his wife Teri Wong.