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'Freedom': Famous Hong Kong farmer puts down new roots in UK (Thomson Reuters Foundation, UK)

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Author: Emma Batha

Date: 31.01.23

//Former Hong Kong farmer Yu-wing Wong is on a mission to turn Britain's backyards into vegetable gardens.

LONDON - Two years ago, Britain launched a scheme offering a path to citizenship for Hong Kong residents after China imposed sweeping security measures on the former British colony.

More than 150,000 Hong Kongers have so far applied for a visa allowing them to move to Britain.

They include farmer Yu-wing Wong, 55, who has swapped his fields in the New Territories for an allotment in New Malden, a south London suburb.

After relocating two years ago with his wife and two teenage sons, Wong co-founded a company to promote urban farming. AuLaw Organic Farm UK has since been shortlisted for an award for "outstanding business contribution to the community".//


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