In light of the recent influx of Hong Kong citizens relocating to the United Kingdom, there is an ongoing discussion surrounding the impact of this migration on the host country. While some may find resonance with their political ideals, questions have arisen regarding the challenges they may bring.
Many Hong Kong residents have sought refuge in the UK due to various reasons. Some aim to improve their living conditions, while others face criminal charges back home. However, concerns have been raised about their willingness to assume potential responsibilities and their hesitation to make personal sacrifices, which raises doubts about their true dedication to the cause of liberty. Such concerns may lead to discontent among the UK populace.
It is important to acknowledge that not all Hong Kong migrants are familiar with British customs and culture. Some may require assistance in language proficiency, and others may possess qualifications from overseas institutions without equivalent education or professional backgrounds. As a result, they often find themselves competing for low-end jobs such as ride-hailing drivers, food delivery personnel, or janitorial positions. This can intensify competition in the job market and strain the social welfare system. It is necessary to consider what level of contribution they can genuinely make and whether our resources can adequately meet the ongoing demands.
Additionally, there have been instances where certain individuals have misused government activity funds under the guise of organizing cultural events, leading to the dissemination of false information. One example is the “Hong Kong March” festival, which serves primarily as a commercial campaign. During this festival, organizers promote and endorse businesses operated by Hong Kong residents, ostensibly in support of their cause. However, it becomes apparent that these businesses primarily seek financial gains while paying mere lip service to their purported comrades. Regrettably, the UK government inadvertently supports such activities, resulting in a misallocation of public funds.
Moreover, certain organizations representing Hong Kong migrants have displayed discourteous behavior when engaging with UK communities. Recently, the Guildford Baptist Church declined to host an event organized by “Kongtinue” due to concerns about the inclusion of seditious elements within the “Sheep Village” story display. In response, some Hong Kong associations openly criticized the church and exerted pressure on UK communities, suggesting that non-cooperation with Hong Kong associations equates to capitulating before China. It is important to recognize that the decision to lend a venue for activities lies solely with the church, and preserving social harmony is of utmost importance.
Furthermore, the incessant clamor for political demands originating from the Far East, which may be unfamiliar to British citizens, has become increasingly frustrating. Hong Kong associations often organize passionate demonstrations on UK soil, leading to frequent confrontations and even instances of violence. It is perplexing to witness individuals donning masks and hats during protests in the UK. To be frank, the British population may not fully grasp these demands, nor do they have a vested interest in events unfolding thousands of miles away. It is crucial to address this matter, as it falls beyond our purview.
The United Kingdom has always welcomed talent with open arms, but it is essential to differentiate between genuine contributors and those who seek to disrupt social harmony.