A domestic helper, the victim of human trafficking, at St John’s Cathedral in Central in 2017. Photo: David Wong A domestic helper, the victim of human trafficking, at St John’s Cathedral in Central in 2017. Photo: David Wong
A domestic helper, the victim of human trafficking, at St John’s Cathedral in Central in 2017. Photo: David Wong
David Bishop
Opinion

Opinion

David Bishop

Why is Hong Kong rewarding employment agencies when the industry is complicit in human trafficking?

  • The government has endorsed a subsidy scheme for employment agencies hit by Covid-19. Yet the scheme does not acknowledge that a large subset of the industry has been criticised for facilitating labour trafficking through debt-based coercion

A domestic helper, the victim of human trafficking, at St John’s Cathedral in Central in 2017. Photo: David Wong A domestic helper, the victim of human trafficking, at St John’s Cathedral in Central in 2017. Photo: David Wong
A domestic helper, the victim of human trafficking, at St John’s Cathedral in Central in 2017. Photo: David Wong
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David Bishop

David Bishop

David Bishop is a principal lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Hong Kong.