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More expats may quit Hong Kong over its tough Covid laws: Survey

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 19th January, 2022 03:40:06 PM
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A leading business organisation says more than 40% of its members are considering leaving Hong Kong due to the city's strict coronavirus rules, BBC reported.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong pointed to border closures as a major issue for those surveyed.

The organisation's president has told the BBC she has now left Hong Kong.

The Asian financial hub has some of the world's tightest coronavirus rules as it follows mainland China's tough zero-Covid policies.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong's (AmCham HK) 2022 Business Sentiment Survey polled 262 individuals and corporate representatives, many of which have moved to the city from overseas.

It found that 44% of individuals said that they may leave Hong Kong due to its border controls and social restrictions. That compares to 26% of the companies surveyed saying they are considering relocating.