A Hongkonger reflects on two decades living in Beijing 香港人谈在京的25年生活 | South China Morning Post 南华早报

A Hongkonger reflects on two decades living in Beijing 香港人谈在京的25年生活 | South China Morning Post 南华早报

There are about 370,000 Hong Kong people living and working in mainland China as of November 2020. Among them is Bing Chiu, who moved to Shanghai in 1998 then Beijing to work in the advertising industry.

Bing said he initially had to adjust to the more political environment in the Chinese capital, but he went on to pursue his dream of opening a restaurant and forming a band. Opportunities started opening up for his band, including TV performances that allowed the group to find bigger audiences.

But the situation changed once the country began tightening control on cultural events starting in 2015. Looking back on the last two decades living in Beijing, Bing says, “It’s hard to talk about dreams now”.

截至2020年底,又超过37万香港人工作和住在中国大陆。其中包括邱冰,他1998年搬到上海,然后到北京,从事广告行业。

邱冰说最初他需要适应北京的环境,但是在那里追求自己的梦想,开了一家餐厅和组建了一个乐团。机会开始倾向于他的乐团,包括参加电视节目录制,拥有更多的观众。

但是自2015年开始,随着对文化活动的管制,事情开始发生变化。回顾过去25年,邱冰说:“现在开始有些迷茫了。”

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