In a recent poll by HKU, one quarter of respondents still had a negative view of asylum-seekers, such as “fake refugees” and “criminals”, but two thirds were neutral and therefore more open to new initiatives. Photo: AFP

Signs of tolerance of refugees is a chance for the government to reform the asylum system

Poll shows a more positive view of those seeking shelter here, making it a good time to speed up processing of claims and to root out abuse

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In a recent poll by HKU, one quarter of respondents still had a negative view of asylum-seekers, such as “fake refugees” and “criminals”, but two thirds were neutral and therefore more open to new initiatives. Photo: AFP
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