I guess they can experience their freedom working long hours in a Chinese takeout while their kids are beaten up by the many juveniles and thugs that roam British streets.
HK is only a great place to live if you are upper middle class to rich. Because of the way the British set up the place, as a hyper capitalist oligarchy, the poor have little social safety nets and live miserable lives and the cost of living is through the roof. Many mainland Chinese cities now have a much better quality of life and better infrastructure than Hong Kong nowadays which is a big source of resentment from HKers towards the Mainland.
you hit the spot bout council estate thugs. long hours in take away dead end job with low pay. it so true.