90,000 Have Left Hong Kong Since Introduction Of National Security Law

SCMP reports…….Hong Kong experiences ‘alarming’ population drop, but government says not all 90,000 leaving city because of national security law

  • Number of people in city now estimated to be 7.39 million, a 1.2 per cent drop in a year
  • Social administration expert Professor Paul Yip says officials should try and address the concerns of those going elsewhere

Nearly 90,000 residents have left Hong Kong amid a wave of emigration in the year after the national security law

 was imposed, leading to a significant 1.2 per cent drop in the city’s population.

The decline to 7.39 million people is the biggest since the local population saw the first signs of a decreasing trend in the middle of 2020, by 0.3 per cent year on year.

Before that there had always been steady growth since mid-2003, with an increase rate ranging from 0.2 to 1.1 per cent leading to a population of 7.5 million by the middle of last year.

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