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Author: Tsun Wan Yan
It appears that Hong Kong has nothing to do with human trafficking, and our government did not sign the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking In Persons. In fact, Hong Kong is a port and destination of sold human commodities, and it has been placed on the Tier 2 watch list (same ranking as Afghanistan, Cuba, and Tunisia) for two consecutive years in the Trafficking in Persons Report by the U.S. Department of State. The ranking describes a country that is experiencing a significant increase in human trafficking victims, and that no tangible measures were established by the authorities. The Hong Kong government denies it has a human trafficking problem, but the Erwiana abuse case in 2014 shocked the city and revealed the hidden side of modern slavery in Hong Kong.
Continue reading This is Hong Kong
The US State Department released its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report on 6/27. The report evaluates and grades the efforts of 180 countries in their fight against human trafficking. For the first time, China was graded Tier 3—the lowest level possible, joining Russia, Iran, North Korea, and Syria.
Continue reading China to Join the Worst Category of Human Trafficking Statistics in Most Recent Report
(Left to right) The author, Executive Director of CA, Mrs. Cheung-Aug Siew Mei, CEDAR Staff, Jojo, and Director of CA’s Centre for Refugees, Justin Gaurav Murgai.
[ ‘SHARE’ May-Jun 2017 ] TAKING ACTION
Interviewer and Editor: Lincoln Chong
Refugees are often viewed as a group of aliens in foreign lands who would only appear on the international news occasionally. The vast majority of Hong Kong people hold the same views, thinking refugees do not concern their well-developed city; yet we forget that our society was built by refugees escaping from civil wars. The waves of Vietnamese refugees in 70s to 80s were also an integral part of Hong Kong’s history.
Continue reading Walking with the Refugees—An Interview with Christian Action
[3rd Week “Micah Sunday” Prayer]
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior. (1 Timothy 2:1-3)
Continue reading The Kingdom on Earth—Pray for Hong Kong’s Political Environment
[2nd Week “Micah Sunday” Prayer]
Our Lord Most High, you are Lord of the earth and Lord of everything in Hong Kong. Thank you for your grace towards us and please hear our voices as we pray for this place today.
Continue reading Lord please show your mercy to Hong Kong
The sights of lifeless and dirty refugee children gathering in the tents set up by the United Nation, or a girl whose face is covered in blood, are only seen on news and donations soliciting advertisements, and could never be seen in Hong Kong… or could they?
Continue reading Refugees in Hong Kong─The Sorrows of Asylum Seekers