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Disillusioned by China’s crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong, engineer Alan Chan emigrated to the U.K last month with his wife and 10-year-old son. Like many other parents, his decision to leave the former British colony was influenced by Beijing’s overhaul of the education system.

“The political changes during the past two years in Hong Kong are suffocating,” said Chan, 46, who has settled in London. “I’d like my kid to grow up in a more democratic environment with a more liberal schooling.”

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