Foreign domestic helpers gather outside Exchange Square in Central, Hong Kong, on Sunday, August 9. The recent trend to vilify historical figures associated with slavery distracts us from redressing abuses today that continue to victimise migrant workers. Photo: Robert Ng Foreign domestic helpers gather outside Exchange Square in Central, Hong Kong, on Sunday, August 9. The recent trend to vilify historical figures associated with slavery distracts us from redressing abuses today that continue to victimise migrant workers. Photo: Robert Ng
Foreign domestic helpers gather outside Exchange Square in Central, Hong Kong, on Sunday, August 9. The recent trend to vilify historical figures associated with slavery distracts us from redressing abuses today that continue to victimise migrant workers. Photo: Robert Ng
Philip Bowring
Opinion

Opinion

Philip Bowring

Rather than legal reform, Hong Kong must first enforce laws to protect the vulnerable

  • Beijing’s call for Hong Kong to review its legal system to ensure loyalty to the party, country and people – in that order – is surely less critical than the challenge of ensuring it serves society’s most vulnerable, including the city’s many foreign domestic workers

Foreign domestic helpers gather outside Exchange Square in Central, Hong Kong, on Sunday, August 9. The recent trend to vilify historical figures associated with slavery distracts us from redressing abuses today that continue to victimise migrant workers. Photo: Robert Ng Foreign domestic helpers gather outside Exchange Square in Central, Hong Kong, on Sunday, August 9. The recent trend to vilify historical figures associated with slavery distracts us from redressing abuses today that continue to victimise migrant workers. Photo: Robert Ng
Foreign domestic helpers gather outside Exchange Square in Central, Hong Kong, on Sunday, August 9. The recent trend to vilify historical figures associated with slavery distracts us from redressing abuses today that continue to victimise migrant workers. Photo: Robert Ng
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