So near, yet so far away: Hong Kong’s cross-border couples, families struggle with long separation from loved ones

Clinging to the wire fence at the border in Heung Yuen Wai and staring across the Shenzhen River at his girlfriend 100 metres away, Don Ho shouts: “It’s been a long time. I miss you. I love you!”She replies, but cannot be heard clearly. He beams anyway and gestures for a hug.It was the first time in about half a year that the 24-year-old Hongkonger had seen and spoken to his mainland Chinese girlfriend of the same age in person.The spot in Heung Yuen Wai has become increasingly popular among…

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