Undated photo of Yu Man-hon (right), 15, with his mother Yu Lai Wai-ling. Yu Man-hon, who is autistic and needs daily medication, slipped across the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border and was shunted between officials before being released unaccompanied in Shenzhen. He has been missing ever since. Photo: SCMP Undated photo of Yu Man-hon (right), 15, with his mother Yu Lai Wai-ling. Yu Man-hon, who is autistic and needs daily medication, slipped across the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border and was shunted between officials before being released unaccompanied in Shenzhen. He has been missing ever since. Photo: SCMP
Undated photo of Yu Man-hon (right), 15, with his mother Yu Lai Wai-ling. Yu Man-hon, who is autistic and needs daily medication, slipped across the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border and was shunted between officials before being released unaccompanied in Shenzhen. He has been missing ever since. Photo: SCMP

He went missing as a child in China 20 years ago: remembering the tragic tale of Yu Man-hon

  • Mentally disabled Hong Kong boy Yu Man-hon was 15 when he disappeared at the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border on August 24, 2000
  • A 20-minute film, Unfinished Return of Yu Man-hon, inspired by the case is screening in Hong Kong this summer

Topic |   Families in China
Undated photo of Yu Man-hon (right), 15, with his mother Yu Lai Wai-ling. Yu Man-hon, who is autistic and needs daily medication, slipped across the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border and was shunted between officials before being released unaccompanied in Shenzhen. He has been missing ever since. Photo: SCMP Undated photo of Yu Man-hon (right), 15, with his mother Yu Lai Wai-ling. Yu Man-hon, who is autistic and needs daily medication, slipped across the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border and was shunted between officials before being released unaccompanied in Shenzhen. He has been missing ever since. Photo: SCMP
Undated photo of Yu Man-hon (right), 15, with his mother Yu Lai Wai-ling. Yu Man-hon, who is autistic and needs daily medication, slipped across the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border and was shunted between officials before being released unaccompanied in Shenzhen. He has been missing ever since. Photo: SCMP

Corrected [10:25am, 24 Aug, 2020]

  • [10:25am, 24 Aug, 2020]

    A subheading on the story that read: A 20-minute film, Unfinished Return of Man-hon, will show as part of a solo art show inspired by the case at Hong Kong’s Empty Gallery" was incorrect. The film's title is Unfinished Return of Yu Man-hon, and the gallery show was in 2019. The screenings this summer are at the Asia Society. A line at the end of the story said the film's August 27 screening coincided with the 20th anniversary of Yu Man-hon's disappearance. Man-hon disappeared on August 24, 2000.

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