The report from the US state department was highly critical of Hong Kong’s approach to its foreign domestic helpers. Photo: Dickson Lee

US and Hong Kong in human-trafficking row after city is placed on watch list over alleged failure to make progress combating the crime

  • State department downgrades Hong Kong and says it needs to pass legislation targeting the crime and step up investigative efforts
  • City’s government hits back, calling report ‘seriously biased’ and not ‘substantiated by facts’
Topic |   Human trafficking
The report from the US state department was highly critical of Hong Kong’s approach to its foreign domestic helpers. Photo: Dickson Lee
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