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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rich Hong Kong can't turn its back on the few refugees on its shores

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by AIDEEN MCLAUGHLIN

    ... Aideen McLaughlin Aideen McLaughlin says our city of means can easily do more for the destitute and often abused refugees who have found their way to Hong Kong, wishing only to survive ... and I was forced to flee under armed guard, herded with 80 others to a refugee camp across the border. Apart from my ID card, jewellery and headscarf, I had no belongings, no money and no choice. Along ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by STAFF

    ... on decisions over the electoral method for the 2017 poll. Pan-democrats fear that a screening system will be put in place.   World celebrates international refugee day The United Nations draws attention to the plight of refugees today- World Refugee Day. In Hong Kong, the group Refugee Union marches from the Central ferry piers to the government complex at Tamar. The UNHCR in Hong Kong ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    All not lost for refugees seeking dignity through work in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 04:22am by TONY READ

    ... Tony Read Tony Read says more may seek permission despite disappointing ruling All is not lost for refugees seeking dignity through work The recent Court of Final Appeal judgment denying refugees and other claimants seeking protection a constitutional right to work beggars belief and common sense. The case concerned four individuals who have been accepted by the UN High ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asylum seekers in Hong Kong deserve our respect at the very least

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:20pm by TONY READ

    ... Tony Read Tony Read says people in Hong Kong need to shun prejudice and rekindle their generosity of spirit towards vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees Respect due Whenever an article ... on these prejudices to bolster its position of not recognising refugees. In a society that is aspiring to world-class status and taking steps to be fair, tolerant of others, and providing equal opportunities ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Diplomatic manoeuvring makes for strange bedfellows in Northeast Asia

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... diplomatic and economic ties with North Korea; the threat of a flood of refugees pouring into Chinese territory should the nation collapse is too worrying a prospect. Exerting pressure through ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    UNHCR must decide its last refugee claims in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by ALETA MILLER

    ... Aleta Miller Aleta Miller says the transfer of work to HK officials will unfairly prolong process for some UNHCR must decide its last refugee claims With the announcement of a unified screening mechanism to process protection claims, the UN refugee agency's office in Hong Kong is preparing to hand over the determination of refugee status to the government. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't starve refugees of the fruit of honest labour

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by ALETA MILLER

    ... Aleta Miller Aleta Miller says giving them access to legal work will also benefit our city Let's not starve refugees of the fruit of honest labour Imagine you are faced ... by unscrupulous employers who will take advantage of your vulnerability, and where you face possible arrest and prosecution by the authorities, with severe penalties. This is the dilemma that refugees ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A duty to save refugees from tragedy

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Saving refugees from tragedy Community fears and prejudices are never far from the surface during election campaigns. Few targets are as vulnerable as asylum seekers and refugees, who are seen as illegal immigrants competing for jobs and social welfare. The current example is Australia, where the government and opposition are vying to be seen as having the most ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 16, 2014

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:37am by LETTERS

    ... It was not until the late 1980s, when this city began to settle from the effects of those great upheavals across the border that brought millions of people here as poverty-stricken refugees, that a voice ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should help refugees live in dignity

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Help refugees live in dignity Statistics about the number of refugees in the world tend to be mind-numbing. They do not do justice to their precarious plight. A simple example does it better, such as a letter from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Hong Kong crying poor. It informs the city's 132 people with official refugee ...




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