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  1. refugee rights

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the government cannot afford to provide for them indefinitely. d. they need to prove themselves worthy of their status. 4 Barrister Paul Shieh Wing-tai is opposed to finding work for mandated refugees ...

  2. UN refugee work highlights how lucky Hongkongers are

    Posted Aug 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joey Kwok If her work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has taught Lum Bik one thing, it is how lucky people are to live in Hong Kong. The agency's only ... 'Most of the time I need to negotiate with individual governments on policy concerning the welfare of refugees, so there is plenty of opportunity to make variations, provided that I work within ...

  3. slice of life

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... escapes to Hong Kong. About 5,000 men, women and children registered for relief with the Rennie's Mill Refugees' Camp Relief Committee. The secretary-general of the committee said that between 200 and 250 new arrivals from the mainland had been registered daily by the committee since June 1. Each was given $20 as temporary relief. Meanwhile, a group of 70 refugees left Hong Kong ...

  4. Afghan team ban bad for HK's image

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by Vietnamese refugees in the 1980s. But sport is an entirely different matter, an acknowledged way of bringing people together to improve understanding of the world and other cultures. To shut the door ...

  5. Guards' working day not such a trial

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and distant days when the city played reluctant host to thousands of Vietnamese refugees. And even then, those behind the wire had police back-up when the going got really tough. We are not saying ...

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    Then & now: moving stories

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JASON

    ... it would have been virtually impossible to restrict access. The outbreak of the Sino-Japanese war, in 1937, changed everything. From 1938, the colony became overcrowded with refugees. In June 1940, ...

  7. The shanty towns of Hong Kong

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the globe. However, of the city's roughly 7,000 asylum seekers, torture claimants and refugees, at most 1,000 live in Kowloon or Hong Kong Island. According to Cosmo Beatson, co-ordinator of NGO ... years, waiting for his request for refugee status to be processed. He heard about the Ping Che hamlet from his family back home, who put him in touch with another Bangladeshi in Hong Kong. When ...

  8. First Person

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... I looked into the history of the area and found that in the 1950s and 1960s, there was an extremely high concentration of migrant refugees from the mainland living there. In all probability, my birth family were part of that refugee movement into Hong Kong. Knowing that gives me a better sense of my heritage, although of course I can never be certain that really is my heritage. ...

  9. A history of helping those in need

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... combined forces with the English-speaking YMCA to manage one of the refugee camps, in Argyle Street, Kowloon. Today it has more than 40 service units with a total membership of more than 50,000. ...

  10. Let's put Hongkongers first

    Posted Dec 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Government Secondary School From the Editor Thank you for your letter, Edward. The issue of refugees is always a thorny one. On the one hand a country and its people want to be compassionate and help ...




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