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Lan Kwai Fong has seen a surge in African drug dealers

Nov 30th, 2015 | Crime, Media | Comment

SCMP Lan Kwai Fong has seen a surge in African drug dealers

The black-market labour racket and the middlemen making millions

Nov 23rd, 2015 | Crime, Immigration, Media | Comment

SCMP - The black-market labour racket and the middlemen making millions

Democratic Party to raise issues at UN torture hearing

Nov 10th, 2015 | Government, Media, Rejection | Comment

SCMP - Democratic party to talk at CAT meeting

Government investigates organised scam providing transport and fake papers for Indians to claim asylum

Oct 29th, 2015 | Crime, Immigration, Media | Comment

SCMP - Hong Kong government investigates organised scam providing transport and fake papers for Indians to claim asylum

HK presents a hostile environment to those seeking protection

Oct 15th, 2015 | Crime, Immigration, Media, Rejection | Comment

The time when Hong Kong received thousands of Vietnamese asylum seekers may still be a vivid memory for some, though it is probably fading for most others. As indicated in the article below, it is true that a concerted response by the government helped to avert a greater crisis.

Yet it is often forgotten that the response was humanitarian at first, though later transformed to mark the extraneousness of unwelcome arrivals from law-abiding Hong Kong society. The camps became places of vice and lawlessness under Hong Kong’s watch. Their depiction as such was never delete from public discourse affecting policy to this day.

The present reality suggested in the article below of government-engineered hostility towards asylum seekers finds its roots in the Vietnamese era. We no longer have camps, but refugee slums have assuming the same function. The self-serving demonization of asylum seekers who take up Hong Kong’s offer of asylum continues.

As it was the case back then, asylum seekers are legally marginalized, confined in spaces of immiseration that challenge their survival. They are portrayed as abusive, criminally-minded economic migrants with little though to the reason why such survival strategies are adopted today as they were back then. 

SCMP - HK presents a hostile environment to those seeking protection

Hong Kong’s no-work policy is turning asylum seekers into beggars

Oct 5th, 2015 | Crime, Immigration, Refugee Community, Rejection, Welfare | Comment

SCMP - Hong Kong's no-work policy is turning asylum seekers into beggars

Prison chaplain says lack of job prospects in Hong Kong force many refugees into life of crime

Oct 5th, 2015 | Advocacy, Crime, Immigration, Welfare | Comment

SCMP - Prison chaplain says lack of job prospects in Hong Kong force many refugees into life of crime

Hong Kong needs code of conduct and mutual respect on refugees

Sep 25th, 2015 | Immigration, Media, Rejection | Comment

SCMP - Hong Kong needs code of conduct and mutual respect on refugees

Six asylum seekers claim protection in Hong Kong in a week

Sep 22nd, 2015 | Media | Comment

SCMP - Six asylum seekers claim protection in Hong Kong in a week

Hong Kong citizens are not indifferent to plight of refugees

Sep 17th, 2015 | Immigration, Media | Comment

SCMP - Hong Kong citizens are not indifferent to plight of refugees

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