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Hongkongers: Citizens of Hong Kong
Hongkongers, also known as Hong Kongese, Hongkongese Hong Kong citizen and Hong Kong people, usually refer to the permanent residents of Hong Kong, in a broad sense. Very often, those terms are confined to describe Hong Kong permanent residents who are culturally associated with Hong Kong, especially through descent, birth or growth in Hong Kong or other types of deep affiliations with Hong Kong, regardless of ethnicity or nationality. In legal terms, they are usually regarded as persons who are Permanent Residents of Hong Kong and, depending on their nationality, are eligible for a Hong Kong SAR passport. In March 2014, the word "Hong Kongers" was officially included in the Oxford English Dictionary.

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Lords peer struggles with mask while on train [Video]

Lords peer struggles with mask while on train

Conservative former minister Lord Duncan of Springbank held his mask in frontof his face as he asked a minister a question, which is likely to raisequestions over whether this was in line with the..

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UK unveils citizenship offer for Hongkongers [Video]

UK unveils citizenship offer for Hongkongers

Some residents of Hong Kong will soon be able to apply for UK citizenship -- starting January of next year. Gloria Tso reports.

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Activist Wong launches bid for HK legislature [Video]

Activist Wong launches bid for HK legislature

Prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong has applied to run for a seat in the Chinese-ruled city's legislature, raising the prospect of a battle with authorities after being barred from..

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Australia considering safe haven offer for Hong Kongers [Video]

Australia considering safe haven offer for Hong Kongers

Australia is considering safe haven proposals for Hong Kong residents, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, after China imposed a new national security law on the financial hub. Libby Hogan..

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PMQs: Boris Johnson announces new route for Hong Kong citizens to enter the UK [Video]

PMQs: Boris Johnson announces new route for Hong Kong citizens to enter the UK

Boris Johnson told MPs that he would introduce a new route for Hong Kongers with British National (Overseas) status to enter the UK following the introduction of Beijingโ€™s new security law.

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China approves controversial Hong Kong security law [Video]

China approves controversial Hong Kong security law

China has approved a controversial new security law for Hong Kong, which many Hongkongers claim will erode the territory's autonomy. Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam refused to discuss the law..

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