Double Push and the Contingent Path : Migration and Remigration of South Asian Minorities in Post-2019 Hong Kong

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages20
Journal / PublicationAmerican Behavioral Scientist
Publication statusOnline published - 17 Aug 2023


Hong Kong (HK) is encountering a new wave of outmigration. Numerous recent surveys and news reports have been recording the escalating effects of migration. However, almost all of these are about HK’s majority group—the Chinese Hong Kongers. The city’s South Asian minorities are rarely mentioned or included in these records. This article examines South Asian minorities’ aspirations and frustration amid the continuous exodus of Hong Kongers, their views on the city’s recent migration waves due to its great social changes, and the conditions that could trigger these minorities’ (re)migration. By engaging with the literature on immigrant minorities' remigration and the expanding global South Asian diaspora, this research contributes to our understanding of the remigration of HK’s South Asian minorities—a subject heretofore glaringly understudied. © 2023 SAGE Publications.

Research Area(s)

  • South Asian minorities, remigration, post-2019 Hong Kong, immigrant minority, multiculturalism

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