Janice Williams is from Wolverhampton and moved to Hong Kong more than 12-years-ago.
Her son Harry was born there and it's the place they call 'home'.
But this summer, she's been watching weeks of violent protests unfold, from thousands of miles away.
She and Harry are in England for the holidays, and are due to fly back next week.
But Janice says, for the first time ever, they're scared to go home.
The city is now entering into it's 11th week of protests, which has seen fierce confrontations between pro-democracy campaigners and the police.
The demonstrations began in response to a proposed extradition law but have expanded to include other grievances and demands for more democratic freedoms.
One man who knows all about policing in Hong Kong is Peter Evans.
He moved there in 1984 to work as a police officer, before moving back to Birmingham when the city returned from British to Chinese rule.
He says seeing seeing videos of the demonstrations has shocked him.
The Foreign Office has warned travellers that: "Recent unauthorised protests have attracted heavy use of tear gas, including in built up and residential areas.
"If you are in and around areas where demonstrations are taking place, you should remain vigilant, follow the advice of local authorities and move away quickly to a safe place if there are signs of disorder."
Despite the protests, Janice says she has no plans to leave Hong Kong yet.
She says: "It's not going to stop me from going back because that's our home.
"We will be going back and we will be staying."
- Video report by ITV News Central Journalist Mojo Abidi