Going through airport security should not be a stressful experience, even at Hong Kong airport, where additional security checks have been introduced since the disruption of protests. Photo: Sam Tsang
Kevin Rafferty
Opinion

Opinion

Kevin Rafferty

Hong Kong airport offers lessons on passenger dignity for airport security in US and Europe

  • Undignified pat-downs and rough treatment at airports in the US and Europe reflect the view that all passengers are potential terrorists. Hong Kong’s genius is in maintaining the highest standards in both airport security and passenger dignity

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Going through airport security should not be a stressful experience, even at Hong Kong airport, where additional security checks have been introduced since the disruption of protests. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Kevin Rafferty

Kevin Rafferty

Kevin Rafferty, a journalist for 50 years, started writing about cricket and football for The Observer when at Oxford University. He joined the foreign staff of the Financial Times, was in charge of the FT’s Asian coverage, and opened the paper’s first Hong Kong office. He has lived and worked in Delhi, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka, and Washington, and edited daily papers in 30 major cities during IMF and multilateral development bank meetings. He was professor in the Institute for Academic Initiatives at Osaka University.