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  • Sep 19, 2014
  • Updated: 11:50pm

Human Trafficking

Domestic workers in Hong Kong get short end of the stick

Canada affirmed its commitment to ending human trafficking at the weekend as British Columbia saw its first conviction for the crime. Although the full details of the trial have yet to be disclosed, what has been released is a common tale here in Hong Kong.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Hong Kong man convicted of human trafficking in Vancouver

A Hong Kong man who brought his Filipino maid with his family when they moved to Vancouver has been convicted of human trafficking in a landmark verdict. A jury in the British Columbia Supreme Court also found Franco Orr Yiu-kwan, 50, guilty of illegally employing a foreign national, as well as immigration breaches. His partner, Nicole Huen Oi-ling, was acquitted of human trafficking and the lesser charges.

28 Jun 2013 - 12:52am 6 comments

Italian arrested in Thailand over US$10m human trafficking ring fraud

Thai authorities have arrested an Italian wanted over alleged links to a human trafficking ring which swindled around US$10 million from European taxpayers and banks.

23 May 2013 - 4:14pm

Taiwanese charged with trafficking Cambodian fishermen

A Taiwanese woman has been charged with human trafficking after allegedly sending hundreds of Cambodians to work in slave-like conditions on fishing boats off Africa, police said on Wednesday.

15 May 2013 - 3:01pm

Hong Kong needs anti-trafficking laws

I have always been a huge believer in free trade, but I did not expect that humans could be traded like some kind of merchandise as well. This report certainly raises our awareness of sex slavery and human trafficking.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:00am

Revealing city's sex trafficking scourge

For the past nine months the Vine Church has been researching this issue as background for our project STOP (Stop sex trafficking of people) which is preparing a draft legislative framework more appropriate for Hong Kong's fight against sex trafficking.

17 Mar 2013 - 2:21am

Letters to the Editor, March 15, 2013

I think there is a demand in Hong Kong for the development of a Chinese medical hospital on land next to the Baptist University's Kowloon Tong campus ("University gains Legco support over land use", March 12).

15 Mar 2013 - 4:48am 2 comments

On the ground: Caritas Hong Kong and the fight against human trafficking

While the low number of trafficking cases identified each year suggests that the problem is not severe in Hong Kong, the stories social worker Phoebe Lam has heard say otherwise.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

New strategy to close the net on sex traffickers in Hong Kong

Justice officials will record and map cases of sex trafficking, enforced labour and abuse of domestic helpers in the fight against what Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos has described as "modern-day slavery".

10 Mar 2013 - 1:37pm 2 comments

Thai tourist recalls her sex slavery ordeal in Hong Kong

When Nong packed her bags for a trip to Hong Kong in 2009, she knew she would miss her three young children and husband in Thailand but felt a short break would do her good. But just hours after she arrived in the city, Nong (not her real name) was plunged into a nightmare that involved kidnap, rape, and threats to her family back home.

11 Mar 2013 - 9:16am 4 comments