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.
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

23 Dec 2018 - 10:44AM

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

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

10 Sep 2019 - 1:08PM

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.

Child sex abuse, compensated dating: Christmas trends Hong Kong would rather ignore
Wartime sex slaves still emerging in China, but some will take secret to the grave
How James Bond, Tom Cruise and Will Smith helped street child escape North Korea via China
Trafficked North Korean ‘bride’ reveals her desperate flight from China
Gaps in records cloak China’s North Korean ‘slave labourers’ in mystery
Hong Kong ‘slave husband’ from Pakistan warns of marriage migration dangers after six difficult years in city
From seeking refuge to slavery: how North Koreans become victims of human trafficking
‘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

11 Jun 2017 - 5:33PM

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

‘I trafficked women at a famous Hong Kong nightclub’
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.

25 Dec 2018 - 3:48PM

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.

Slave husbands of Hong Kong: the men who marry into servitude
The Indonesian child maids of Hong Kong, Singapore: why they’re suffering in silence
‘I was forced to sell my body in a Hong Kong bar’: a Filipino’s experience of trafficking, prostitution