The interior of the Staccato store at the Cityplaza mall in Taikoo Shing. Staccato is among several high-profile footwear brands owned by Hong Kong-based Belle International which, along with Shenzhou International, scored the lowest in a recent ranking on steps taken to eradicate forced labour from supply chains. Photo: Thomas Yau

Hong Kong lags behind in the battle against modern-day slavery

Lowell Chow says supply chains are feeding the scourge, and the law, governments and communities must all be on guard to help the 45 million victims of forced labour worldwide

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The interior of the Staccato store at the Cityplaza mall in Taikoo Shing. Staccato is among several high-profile footwear brands owned by Hong Kong-based Belle International which, along with Shenzhou International, scored the lowest in a recent ranking on steps taken to eradicate forced labour from supply chains. Photo: Thomas Yau
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