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Number of Hong Kongers Moving to Taiwan Hits a Record

  • Frustrations rise over coronavirus rules, political crackdown
  • Exodus began during pro-democracy demonstrations in 2019
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The number of Hong Kong residents moving to Taiwan climbed to a record high, a sign of frustrations over a political crackdown and strict rules to curb the coronavirus.

Some 11,173 Hong Kongers received permits last year to live in Taiwan, up 3.3% from a year earlier, according to new data from the National Immigration Agency in Taipei. That’s the highest figure in official data dating to 1991.