港英遺民

根據鍾庭耀的調查,香港有三成多人,選擇做港英遺民。香港被中國接管十年,仍然這麼多港英遺民,大概唔少人都吃驚。

由劉細良執筆的,李柱銘在7月1日子夜,在立法局反對解散港英立法局的演說,提到了要人心回歸。十年來的風風雨雨,中國對香港人的不尊重,正正令人心不能回歸。當然,現時這股港英遺民熱,不會成為香港獨立運動,但肯定是香港潛伏的計時炸彈。

如果英國儘早給予港英遺民歐盟公民身份,形勢會對中國好一點,因為一群不願受管治的港英遺民可以選擇。如果不能選擇,反而衍生更多政治問題。

不過,中國何曾反省過,為何人心不回歸,到底,中國知不知自己做錯了什麼?

13 thoughts on “港英遺民

  1. Personally I prefer the UK retaining the BN(O) status (but confering EU citizenship & right
    of abode in the UK) rather than directly granting BC by descent to all BN(O)s due to the
    following reasons:

    1) Currently some countries may only grant visa-free access to BC but not BN(O)s, like the
    US and some African & Asia countries. If all the BN(O) are granted visa-free access, it is
    possible that these counrties may withdraw visa-free aceess for a British citizens, as
    these countries may not want to grant BN(O)s visa-free access at this stage (though HK’s
    GDP PPP per capita is better than that of the UK, but UK’s GDP nominal per capita is still
    significantly better, and these countries may refuse to grant BN(O)s visa-free access
    due to some other reasons, say diplomatic relationship with the PRC etc.) This is cause
    a deflation of BC passport and no one in HK and UK would be pleased to see this happening.

    2) Currently Taiwan does not recognise BNO passports. If all BNOs are granted BCs,
    people are likely to use BC passports to travel to Taiwan and thr pro-indendpence Taiwanese
    Government will probably accept these BC passports. (Now they do not stamp BNO passports)
    This act may infuriate the PRC. However, this will not happen if “upgraded” BN(O)s are
    still in use. (I don’t think the PRC is pleased to see Hong Kong people use HKSAR and BNO
    and BC and any other foreign passports to enter Taiwan, as they are doing now. The PRC
    regards Taiwan as its terriotry)

    3) The PRC recognise almost all ethnic Chinese people in HK as its citizens. If BNOs are
    granted BCs, some people may enter mainland China on their BC passports instead of Home
    Return Permit. The merger of BNO and BC will increase the difficulty for PRC to screen out
    British passport holding visa applicants who actually also PRC citizens. Though the PRC
    will probably think the UK “has broken the promise” (but it actually only an expression of
    the British standpoint) even BNOs are given UK ROAs, the adverse effect on Sino-UK
    relationship can be minimised.

    4) BN(O)s will be free from immigration controls to the UK. And they also enjoy full
    voting rights and most other civic rights in the UK. As a BNO in the UK, they are
    effectively a British citizen already. Of course, they are always welcome to register
    as a British citizen after 5-yr residence requirement.

    5) Since BN(O)s have ROA in the UK, childern born in the UK by a BNO parent will be British
    citizens (please correct me if I’m wrong). An air ticket from HK to the UK is already cheap
    (~HK$4,000, Oasis Airlines), it is already affordable for BNO parents to get a British
    citizen passport for their children. Some people expressed their concern that child have
    BNO parents will be solely Chinese, but I think granting BNOs the EU+ROA package (without
    full citizens) is enough to address their concern. (So many HK children are studying in
    UK boarding schools!)

    6) The ethnic minorities will no longer become stateless, as they already have ROA in the
    UK. If Hong Kong kicks them out, they have somewhere to go. Problem solved.

    7) Mainlanders will not be able to obtain UK nationality br marrying a BNO passport holder
    in HK. It is too dangerous. And I do not think these uneducated people should get a British
    passport. (Should a student that achieve a zero mark in the HKCEE to get a Harvard PhD?)
    This will damage the reputation of a British passport.

    As Hong Kong citizens we are not in a position to make PRC unhappy with us (our economy
    is already FULLY dependant on China), but we have to fight for what we should have. This
    solution seems the most favourable and most parties (PRC,

  2. 如果二次大戰後英國無接收香港,而香港亦能夠係聯合國幫助下獨立。我估香港人國籍問題上會簡單好多。我真係好怕同好憎共慘黨。好在香港曾經俾英帝國主義入侵,否則我地香港人同其他中國內地同胞一樣俾慘黨強姦。

  3. Re: #1

    我覺得你在前段所講, 乜野英國護照會令中共或台灣有尷尬等問題,
    現有的居英權護照及葡國護照已經出現左,
    我唔認為因為 BN(O) 變 BC, 會有任何本質上的改變,
    只不過人數在改變

    至於後段, 我會咁睇, 英國唔係冇方法面對的, 佢地大可以要求 BN(O) 持有人
    要英國住某個年數, 先可以擔保配偶去英國, 而配偶又要住唔知幾多年先可以入籍,
    咁咪可以阻絕大多數的假結婚

  4. 我個人認為第一步是要加强英籍港人的self identity 才是最重要:
    這點要靠大家一起努力,守法,做好本份,注要個人行為,特別在外國;持之以恒,
    國際人仕始終會感受到我們同其他類別的華人是有本質上的分別(甚麼分別大家心照宣),
    那麼我們要爭取的東西距離我們亦不遠矣

  5. 非常形同世澤兄所言,回歸十年,人心依然未回歸。

    我很討厭那些所謂愛國分子的批評,經常把我們標籤為反中亂港的人,甚至把「港獨」這頂帽子扣在我們身上。我對中國有感情有認同,不一定代表要對中國共產黨有感情有認同。

    愛一個國家,愛一個民族,除了要欣賞國家的繁榮和興盛外,更會對民族的傷口以及過失有所觸動。這才是真正大國的風範。回歸十年,無疑「國家每日強盛」,可是,就是欠缺了這種願意面對自己歷史過失的風範以及勇氣。

    我不信胡溫年代,六四、文革等帳可以解決,但我相信,國內領導人的思維,是只會繼續向前走。但這時候,那些所謂愛國愛港的分子,以及網上憤青的言論,只會令我們這些對國家有期望的人,退避三舍。

    人心不歸,中共固然有責任,但我就更覺得,如果那些愛國愛港分子收起他們的鳥鴉嘴,那麼人心的回歸可能會來得更快。

  6. The source of the bloggers first statment:
    http://www.rthk.org.hk/press/chi/20070412_66_121387.html (你是「香港人」還是「中國人」? 港台【議事論事】看市民身份認同)
    Date: April 12, 2007

    To my view, as a BN(O) passport holder, I think we should have an organisation like
    “British National (Overseas) Passport Holder Concern Group” and all BN(O), BC holders are invited.
    The group exists for the following:

    1) To fight for the right of abode in the UK and European citizenship
    2) Fight for visa-free access to the United States (Visa Waiver Program) and some other countries for BN(O)s (Mission: Making a BN(O) as convenient as a BC, USA, Canadian, Australian passport)
    3) Educate the BN(O) passport holders to behave as a responsible global citizen, and they have a special reason to be in Hong Kong (build the self-indentity as a Hong Konger) To show the world that we are different from the mainland
    4) Preserve British values in Hong Kong (e.g. rule of law, democracy, etc.)
    5) Any more?

  7. 6) Fight for a reduction of fees of replacing a BNO passport in Hong Kong so HK people will continue to use it. It is useful to maintain British influence in HK.

  8. Sam:

    很同意你的觀點,請容許我作少少補充?

    -當1)居英/歐權這個目標達到後 2)Visa wavier就自然會來的;

    -‘BN(O)權益關注組’可遂邀請前少數族裔掙取居英權組織成員作顧問,一來他們有這方面實戰經驗,二來他們經已成功掙取到居英權,
    母須害怕此運動會動搖他們的居英權;反之,本地BC會支持我們? ..我不敢樂觀了..

    -香港經濟成就固然可以傲視全球(人均GDP接近/高於英國),但不宜以此作為主題, 因為很市儈的,費事被人家覺得「老子有錢你為甚麽不收留我」之感;打人權牌(居留權乃國民之基本權利,香港人就空有British National之名但無居權之實; 香港人熱愛民主自由,但就普選就欠奉,同中英聯合聲名不乎…等等) 這些反而是英國政府在國際面前的死穴。

    -港英遺民是需要重新建構self-identity, 就重我們本身做起,很簡單的:個人行為恰當,保侍理性思考,如經濟許可,多作一些外遊,
    結交一些國際友人擴充視野,畢竟指南針上不單只有N,而且有S,E 同W的。

  9. 其實英籍港人自己在歐洲整個好似 『港英愛港愛國聯合共同協進同盟會』米得啦!每個在港 BNO, BC, BOC, BPP, BBC, BBQ 都要比十蚊做會費,就叫英皇為主席 , 陳太做總務布政司理
    啦,蘇澤光做副秘書長,以前D皇家英籍軍官及警察做幹事。維繫各英籍民在歐的利益。如果所有英籍民為歐洲公民這不會有問題。

  10. As a Canadian and BNO, I fully support the claim for ROA for all BNOs in Hong Kong. We should differentiate ourseleves from those mainland Chinese folks.

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