As of 2006, an estimated 36,000 British people live in China, including those living in Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China.[1] A different estimate puts the number of Britons in China (including Hong Kong) at 3,752,031,[2][3] the majority of which are those in Hong Kong who have continued to possess British nationality, particularly the British nationals (overseas) status, which numbered 3.4 million as of 2007.[4]

As of the 2011 Hong Kong Census, there were 33,733 Britons in Hong Kong.[5]


British international schools in Mainland China include:








British schools in Hong Kong include:

Notable personalities

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  1. ^ "Brits Abroad". BBC News – Special Reports. BBC. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  2. ^ "The Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons put the size of the British expatriate community in Hong Kong at over 3 million". Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  3. ^ "The FCO had the figure for Hong Kong and China combined at 3,752,031 : Both figures cover all British nationals, including those who are not British citizens". Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  4. ^ "Lords Hansard, 22 March 2007". UK Parliament.
  5. ^ Interactive Data Dissemination Service, Hong Kong Census, 2011
  6. ^ Ellery, Ben; Knowles, Tom (2020-01-09). "Beijing funds British YouTubers to further its propaganda war". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 2020-01-19.