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  1. slice of life

    Posted Jul 06th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1979 The number of Vietnamese refugees in Hong Kong hit the 60,000 mark with the arrival of another 1,162 people in four boats. It was the largest group to arrive in a single day since June 10 when a record of 2,904 refugees poured in on 32 boats. Of the total of 60,880, only 5,000 had been resettled mostly ...

  2. Slice of life

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... arm. Vietnamese refugees in Hong Kong were to face detention and be banned from working if they refused offers of resettlement. The tough measures were introduced to tackle the problem of boatpeople who consistently refused to be resettled abroad. The 1,500 refugees in temporary transit centres run by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees would also face fines as well ...

  3. Uygurs awaiting Indian clearance

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Refugees (UNHCR). There are tens of thousands of Tibetan exiles in India, but this is the first time Uygurs are known to have fled the autonomous region in China's far west for India. ... refused to comment on the Uygurs' status. But another senior official confirmed the eight had been recognised as refugees by the UNHCR and had been issued identity cards and travel documents. ...

  4. Slice of Life

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by Sandra Lowe

    ... since the 'big exodus' of 1962 is expected this year. Unofficial figures showed an average of 50 refugees have fled to the Colony each week since January. Despite the increase ... students assigned to work in the countryside. Local villagers are reluctant to help the refugees. 'What happened to two kind-hearted villagers here years ago is still vivid in our minds,' ...

  5. Slice of life

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher Fom the South China Morning Post this week in 1962 In a major policy speech in the Legislative Council on the refugee problem, Colonial Secretary Claude Burgess suggested ... additional assistance' in the form of hospital and school construction in Hong Kong- if it were requested. He stressed that the US had contributed 'very heavily' in food for refugees ...

  6. Hijack drama mystery man in diplomatic limbo

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... pleading guilty to carrying an imitation firearm with intent to commit a crime and false imprisonment. A specialist in immigration and refugee law, Mark Daly, said there were precedents in which Vietnamese refugees with criminal records were granted amnesty to reside in Hong Kong after their overseas asylum claims were exhausted. ...

  7. HK smugglers jailed over huge drug run

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... 40, was given a 25-year term. Pham was a deserter from the Vietnamese army who had fled to Hong Kong in 1982. Nguyen was also a Vietnamese refugee; the two married in Hong Kong. Pham ...

  8. 'Madame Butterfly' tale of sex a hot-sell

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... the counter. All that is doing though is increasing demand. Public Crony, a 14-page report in the issue that appeared on Monday, tells the story of Li Wei, 48, a Vietnamese refugee who moved to Yunnan ...

  9. Released from jail into limbo after 28 years in the shadows

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... community organiser Wong Chi-yuen appealed to the government to grant him residence. 'Mr Wong is old and sick,' he said. 'His situation is like a refugee. I think the government ...

  10. Nigerian drug smuggler seeking release after ruling on detainees

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The director of immigration is appealing against the ruling, which was hailed as a victory by human rights advocates fighting to change the way Hong Kong deals with thousands of torture and refugee ...




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