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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. Focus on a cause

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott Ask Hongkongers about refugees and most would probably say they're a problem happening 'somewhere over there', far removed from the city's glitzy malls and members-only clubs. But they would be wrong. 'The refugee situation is not a distant crisis, it's very real to Hong Kong. Thousands need our help,' says Danielle Stutterd, project ...

  4. Tamar proposal makes room for the wrong people

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... didn't clear up anything. JAMES POLLARD, Tsz Wan Shan We were refugees once If I was an asylum seeker, I would cherish Kevin Sinclair's caring suggestion in 'Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong' (March 22) that I am a pawn to be shepherded back to Africa. Sinclair says he has news for the local chief of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: Hong Kong is not a country. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. If you were to make a historical movie, in what era would you set it?

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... However, there are few movies about this. This impressive background for a film could show the terrible and genuine events that happened in the city's recent past. At that time, many refugees ... of refugees and separated families, as well as the effect of the invasion on the daily life of Hong Kong. The elderly would be able to identify with the movie. The younger generation, on the other ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    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, ...

  10. 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 ...




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