fredag 13. august 2021

Hong Kong Has Lost 1.2% of Its Population Since the National Security Law Was Enacted in 2020

Hong Kong has lost 1.2% of its population since the enactment of the National Security Law (NSL) in June of last year. According to figures released by the Hong Konggovernment’s Census and Statistics Department on August 12, the provisional estimate of the Hong Kong population was 7 394 700 at mid-2021, a decrease of 87 100 or 1.2% from 7 481 800 at mid-2020.

During the period, a natural decrease of 11 800 and a net outflow of 75 300 persons were recorded.

On 30 June 2020, the Chinese Communist Party-controlled legislature in Beijing passed by a unanimous vote the NSL for the purpose of “safeguarding national security” and of “preventing, suppressing and imposing punishment for the offences of secession, subversion, organisation and perpetration of terrorist activities, and collusion with a foreign country or with external elements to endanger national security in relation to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.”