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Hong Kong population falls for first time since records began : worldnews

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HONG KONG – Hong Kong recorded a decline in its population last year for the first time in six decades, as the city logged more deaths than births due to the coronavirus pandemic, a persistently low birthrate and an increase in emigration in light of a new national security law.

“Net movement, which includes the movement of Hong Kong residents into and out of Hong Kong for various purposes, including work and study, is conceptually different from immigration and emigration,” a government spokesperson said in a statement.

Since the city returned to Chinese rule in 1997, at least 1.5 million people, or one-fifth of the overall population, have moved from the mainland to Hong Kong.

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