#MyFreedomDay brings awareness to lack of anti-slavery protections in Hong Kong
Human Rights

#MyFreedomDay brings awareness to lack of anti-slavery protections in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s private sector is picking up the government’s slack when it comes to fighting modern-day slavery. Photo: U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st…

Year in Review: Policies that shook Hong Kong in 2019
Democracy

Year in Review: Policies that shook Hong Kong in 2019

Hong Kong experienced a momentous year that affected all parts of its society. Harbour Times highlights the city’s top policy moments in 2019. Photo: A…

Crowdfunding to fight restriction of Internet, freedom of speech
Human Rights

Crowdfunding to fight restriction of Internet, freedom of speech

Pro-democracy advocates begin to crowdfund to fight current and future laws compromising Internet freedoms. Photo: University of Hong Kong (HKU) was left in shambles after…

Ban on wearing masks at protests “thoroughly chilling”
Democracy

Ban on wearing masks at protests “thoroughly chilling”

Hong Kong government wields emergency law to ban mask-wearing and facial covering at public assemblies. Photo: Protester in London wears a hard hat with “Free…

Hong Kong Transport Authorities Backtrack on Cathay’s Same-sex Advert Ban After Public Outcry
Human Rights

Hong Kong Transport Authorities Backtrack on Cathay’s Same-sex Advert Ban After Public Outcry

The MTR Corporation (MTRC) and the Airport Authority (AA) reversed a decision to reject Cathay Pacific’s recent ad campaign, which featured two men walking down…

Human trafficking in Hong Kong
Human Rights

Human trafficking in Hong Kong

An estimated 10,000 people were living in modern slavery in Hong Kong last year and the government’s response was limited, non-profit group Global Slavery Index…

The Case of The Saudi Sisters: Hong Kong’s lack of refugee regs
Human Rights

The Case of The Saudi Sisters: Hong Kong’s lack of refugee regs

Two Saudi women have been hiding in Hong Kong for six months while fearing deportation to their homeland. They are trying to escape what they…

Foetal funerals or out with the garbage – parents want choices
Human Rights

Foetal funerals or out with the garbage – parents want choices

A foetus lost less than 24 weeks is not legally recognized as a life and will be put into yellow bags to be dumped as…

Elevating minorities: Education, employment and incentives
Human Rights

Elevating minorities: Education, employment and incentives

“Equality and inclusiveness is not a mere slogan. It represents a core value of Hong Kong,” said the city’s chief secretary Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung,…

The road to slavery runs through Hong Kong
Human Rights

The road to slavery runs through Hong Kong

A map that captures human trafficking and migration routes suggests Hong Kong plays a role in the crime on a global scale. (Photo credit: Liberty…