The graffiti on an elevator door at the Chungking Mansions calls for open borders and an end to nation states. Hong Kong’s visa policy was known for its pragmatic approach to business migration, while China formerly imposed restrictive immigration policies.

Now it is the reverse: instead of traders, it is now primarily African and Middle-Asian refugees, who are coming to Hong Kong, while the traders are migrating to the neighboring region of Guangzhou.

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