Sylvia Yu

Sylvia Yu

Sylvia Yu is an award-winning journalist and writer specialising in human trafficking issues. She is also the author of the book Silenced No More: Voices of Comfort Women.

Latest from Sylvia Yu

Last Christmas, I gave you my body: Hong Kong’s professional boyfriends and girlfriends

James, 20, swapped selling sex in Mong Kok massage parlours for a job with an ‘emotional connection’. Jason, 23, who has never had a girlfriend, buys dates on Instagram. Both live in the seedy world of compensated dating

James, 20, swapped selling sex in Mong Kok massage parlours for a job with an ‘emotional connection’. Jason, 23, who has never had a girlfriend, buys dates on Instagram. Both live in the seedy world of compensated dating

23 Dec 2018 - 10:44AM
Child sex abuse, compensated dating: Christmas trends Hong Kong would rather ignore

Police and social workers say it is nothing more than a euphemism for prostitution – often involving minors. And it hits a height at holidays, when some are desperate for money and others for company.

Police and social workers say it is nothing more than a euphemism for prostitution – often involving minors. And it hits a height at holidays, when some are desperate for money and others for company.

10 Sep 2019 - 1:08PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
10 Aug 2017 - 11:21PM
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2 Jul 2017 - 11:27PM
‘I trafficked women at a famous Hong Kong nightclub’

A former mamasan at Tsim Sha Tsui’s notorious Club Bboss recalls its hedonistic heyday – and how a ‘miracle’ put her on the path to salvation

A former mamasan at Tsim Sha Tsui’s notorious Club Bboss recalls its hedonistic heyday – and how a ‘miracle’ put her on the path to salvation

11 Jun 2017 - 5:33PM
Slave husbands of Hong Kong: the men who marry into servitude

Vulnerable men from India and Pakistan are being tricked into arranged marriages and trafficked to Hong Kong where they work as bonded labourers and indentured servants for their in-laws, too afraid or ashamed to speak out.

Vulnerable men from India and Pakistan are being tricked into arranged marriages and trafficked to Hong Kong where they work as bonded labourers and indentured servants for their in-laws, too afraid or ashamed to speak out.

25 Dec 2018 - 3:48PM
7 Jul 2017 - 9:29PM
29 Mar 2018 - 5:53PM