Ricky Chu Man-kin

Ricky Chu Man-kin

 Ricky Chu Man-kin is chairperson of the Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission 

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Opinion | Hong Kong’s housing crisis discussion must home in on the struggles of ethnic minority residents

Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities face greater challenges in finding housing than other residents as discrimination leaves them with the worst habitat choices. According to the last census, about 10 per cent of non-Chinese Hongkongers were living in subdivided units when they make up less than 4 per cent of the population.

Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities face greater challenges in finding housing than other residents as discrimination leaves them with the worst habitat choices. According to the last census, about 10 per cent of non-Chinese Hongkongers were living in subdivided units when they make up less than 4 per cent of the population.

Hong Kong’s housing crisis discussion must  home in on the struggles of ethnic minority residents
13 Oct 2021 - 9:15AM
Opinion | Allowing religious head coverings for barristers a big step for diversity in Hong Kong

The move sets an important precedent for workplaces to fight dress code discrimination and model inclusive values and culture, and to effect change beyond simply complying with the law.

The move sets an important precedent for workplaces to fight dress code discrimination and model inclusive values and culture, and to effect change beyond simply complying with the law.

Allowing religious head coverings for barristers a big step for diversity in Hong Kong
18 Sep 2021 - 2:15PM
Opinion | Hong Kong must learn the Olympic lesson of valuing diversity, inclusion and solidarity

The Olympic Games demonstrate that talent, skills and sportsmanship are not bound by race, colour or ethnicity. Instead of seeing diverse minority racial groups as a burden, Hongkongers must recognise that they enrich society.

The Olympic Games demonstrate that talent, skills and sportsmanship are not bound by race, colour or ethnicity. Instead of seeing diverse minority racial groups as a burden, Hongkongers must recognise that they enrich society.

Hong Kong must learn the Olympic lesson of valuing diversity, inclusion and solidarity
31 Jul 2021 - 4:45PM
Opinion | More than gratitude, Hong Kong’s foreign domestic workers are due respect

International Domestic Workers’ Day is an good time to remind ourselves of foreign domestic workers’ immense contribution to our city. They deserve the same rights as any other worker and should not face discrimination and prejudice because of their job.

International Domestic Workers’ Day is an good time to remind ourselves of foreign domestic workers’ immense contribution to our city. They deserve the same rights as any other worker and should not face discrimination and prejudice because of their job.

More than gratitude, Hong Kong’s foreign domestic workers are due respect
21 Jun 2021 - 10:59AM
Opinion | Hong Kong must do more to build on the strength of its diversity

Qualified, confident and vocal, many from the city’s non-Chinese population could make valuable contributions to the city in various capacities, including governance.

Qualified, confident and vocal, many from the city’s non-Chinese population could make valuable contributions to the city in various capacities, including governance.

Hong Kong must do more to build on the strength of its diversity
28 May 2021 - 6:45AM
Opinion | Hong Kong’s fight for racial equality should focus on Chinese language education

On International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the city must reflect on its failure to lift the language barrier for its racial minorities. Given the negative impact of the pandemic on second-language learning, new data must be gathered and analysed with fresh eyes.

On International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the city must reflect on its failure to lift the language barrier for its racial minorities. Given the negative impact of the pandemic on second-language learning, new data must be gathered and analysed with fresh eyes.

Hong Kong’s fight for racial equality should focus on Chinese language education
21 Mar 2021 - 7:45AM
Opinion | How the coronavirus pandemic has exposed Hong Kong’s insensitivity to its ethnic minorities

From problems with the food at a quarantine centre to the delay in making information on Covid-19 available in various languages, the lack of attention to the needs of the city’s minority community shows a change in mindset is long overdue.

From problems with the food at a quarantine centre to the delay in making information on Covid-19 available in various languages, the lack of attention to the needs of the city’s minority community shows a change in mindset is long overdue.

How the coronavirus pandemic has exposed Hong Kong’s insensitivity to its ethnic minorities
31 May 2020 - 12:06PM
Opinion | To truly tackle poverty, Hong Kong must end discrimination against all minorities

Discrimination – whether in Chinese education for ethnic minorities, reluctance to employ those with disabilities, or pressure on pregnant employees to resign – breeds social exclusion, stigmatises poverty and makes a better life much harder for minorities.

Discrimination – whether in Chinese education for ethnic minorities, reluctance to employ those with disabilities, or pressure on pregnant employees to resign – breeds social exclusion, stigmatises poverty and makes a better life much harder for minorities.

To truly tackle poverty, Hong Kong must end discrimination against all minorities
2 Feb 2020 - 11:40AM
Opinion | Hong Kong must end its eternal stalemate in the fight for equality

Rather than remaining stuck in polarised debates, Hong Kong should focus on practical measures to address discrimination against marginalised groups. The Equal Opportunities Commission must not only press for change, but create the conditions for progress.

Rather than remaining stuck in polarised debates, Hong Kong should focus on practical measures to address discrimination against marginalised groups. The Equal Opportunities Commission must not only press for change, but create the conditions for progress.

Hong Kong must end its eternal stalemate in the fight for equality
17 May 2019 - 6:30PM