Syrian children walk in a sandstorm on September 7, 2015, at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Baalbek city in eastern Lebanon. As of 2017, more than 68 million people had been displaced globally, but Hong Kong continues to bury its head in the sand. Photo: AFP Syrian children walk in a sandstorm on September 7, 2015, at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Baalbek city in eastern Lebanon. As of 2017, more than 68 million people had been displaced globally, but Hong Kong continues to bury its head in the sand. Photo: AFP
Syrian children walk in a sandstorm on September 7, 2015, at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Baalbek city in eastern Lebanon. As of 2017, more than 68 million people had been displaced globally, but Hong Kong continues to bury its head in the sand. Photo: AFP

Letters | On refugee question, Canada has much to teach Hong Kong

  • Canada accepts thousands of refugees each year, with even more to come in 2019
  • Hong Kong is held back by an onerous screening mechanism for asylum seekers and a low acceptance rate

Topic |   Asylum seekers in Asia
Syrian children walk in a sandstorm on September 7, 2015, at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Baalbek city in eastern Lebanon. As of 2017, more than 68 million people had been displaced globally, but Hong Kong continues to bury its head in the sand. Photo: AFP Syrian children walk in a sandstorm on September 7, 2015, at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Baalbek city in eastern Lebanon. As of 2017, more than 68 million people had been displaced globally, but Hong Kong continues to bury its head in the sand. Photo: AFP
Syrian children walk in a sandstorm on September 7, 2015, at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Baalbek city in eastern Lebanon. As of 2017, more than 68 million people had been displaced globally, but Hong Kong continues to bury its head in the sand. Photo: AFP
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