• Stressed-out Hong Kongers seek better life in Taiwan

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    TAIPEI: Squeezed by soaring rents, cramped living conditions, and unease over their city’s political future, increasing numbers of Hong Kongers are leaving to seek a better life in neighboring Taiwan. The island, which lies a 90-minute flight away, offers lower costs and an abundance of space — a rarity in Hong Kong, one of the world’s most densely populated cities. Hong Kongers without family ties can apply for residency through investor programs, as technical professionals in designated industries, or as entrepreneurs. Last year a record 7,498 people from Hong Kong and neighboring Macau obtained residency in Taiwan — the majority from Hong Kong.

    AFP

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