Human Trafficking in Hong Kong

15 held as officers bust people-smuggling gang

Hong Kong Immigration Department Assistant Director William Fung speaks beside a map showing the routes a human smuggling syndicate took during a news conference, on Friday. Photo Reuters

Immigration officials said on Friday they had smashed a syndicate that used fake documents to smuggle mainland Chinese into Argentina, Brazil, Spain and Australia. The immigration department said 28 arrests were made in a joint operation with mainland Chinese authorities that ended on Friday, adding the ring had smuggled some 50 people since 2011.

Saturday, 6 April, 2013, 4:08am 3 comments

The next step

'Defeating human trafficking,' said former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, 'is a great moral calling.' Human trafficking involves sexual exploitation, forced labour or debt bondage, and exists in most places. It is naive to pretend, as some do, that Hong Kong is somehow immune from such things.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Terrorism won when America declared holy war

Terrorism won the war not on September 11 five years ago but in the weeks that followed, as US President George W. Bush turned a criminal act into a holy war. When he declared a 'crusade' against terrorists and warned that countries were 'either for or against' the US in this new war, he raised Osama bin Laden and his followers to the status of enemy heroes.

11 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Tsang's chance to protect the weak - Indonesian maids

In his election manifesto, Hong Kong's likely new leader Donald Tsang Yam-kuen says he 'must be strong to protect the weak'.

Well, he can readily turn these fine-sounding platitudes into action, by coming to the aid of those at the bottom of Hong Kong's social scale.

14 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Exporting labour

The female population of Indonesia has traditionally been the backbone of the country's economy.

30 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Must carry out policy fairly

I REFER to the letters headlined, 'Job change applications take so long' and 'Huge gap in human rights' (South China Morning Post, January 18 and 20 respectively).

Under the existing policy, foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) are admitted into Hong Kong to work for a specific employer under a two-year employment contract.

29 Feb 1996 - 12:00am