David Bishop

David Bishop

David Bishop is a principal lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Hong Kong.

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Opinion | Why is Hong Kong rewarding employment agencies when the industry is complicit in human trafficking?

The government has endorsed a subsidy scheme for employment agencies hit by Covid-19. Yet the scheme does not acknowledge that a large subset of the industry has been criticised for facilitating labour trafficking through debt-based coercion.

5 Jul 2020 - 7:40PM

The government has endorsed a subsidy scheme for employment agencies hit by Covid-19. Yet the scheme does not acknowledge that a large subset of the industry has been criticised for facilitating labour trafficking through debt-based coercion.

Why is Hong Kong rewarding employment agencies when the industry is complicit in human trafficking?
Opinion | Why Hong Kong’s reputation as a human trafficking black spot is justified

The government’s refusal to acknowledge the problem does not change the fact that it devotes far fewer resources to tackling the scourge than even NGOs, and consequently lags behind other jurisdictions in enforcement.

4 Sep 2018 - 9:38AM

The government’s refusal to acknowledge the problem does not change the fact that it devotes far fewer resources to tackling the scourge than even NGOs, and consequently lags behind other jurisdictions in enforcement.

Why Hong Kong’s reputation as a human trafficking black spot is justified
Hong Kong’s errant domestic helper agencies are everywhere and unafraid of the law

Cracking down on widespread illegal practices among helper employment agencies would protect both employers and helpers.

24 Mar 2018 - 7:23PM

Cracking down on widespread illegal practices among helper employment agencies would protect both employers and helpers.

Hong Kong’s errant domestic helper agencies are everywhere and unafraid of the law