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Ethical and Social Responsibility to Refugees in Hong Kong

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  • Date6 October 2014
  • Time8:30am - 9:30am
  • VenueAssembly Hall, THEi Building

Ethical and Social Responsibility to Refugees in Hong Kong



Date: 6 October 2014 (Monday)

Time: 8:30 am to 9:30 am

Venue: Assembly Hall, THEi Building



About the speaker


Tina Chan is a human rights activist with a background in advocating rights for forced migrants in Hong Kong. She has rich experience working with non-governmental organisations, such as Amnesty International and Christian Action. In 2013, with the Soros Foundation scholarship, she obtained her MA in International Relations and European Studies with a concentration in the International and European Union Legal Framework from Central European University. She has special research interest in national identity formation and in migration studies. 




Hong Kong, as an international city and a rich melting pot of global cultures, is home to many hidden peoples, including those who flee persecution and seek asylum, also known as refugees.

Refugees are often portrayed as thieves or disease carriers by the media, but the fact is that they are Hong Kong’s most vulnerable forced migrants – escaped from the most unspeakable traumas like, war, natural disaster or even torture in some of the most conflicted countries like Syria, Congo and Somalia. They come to Hong Kong often with nothing but the clothes on their back and seeking protection, but what is the Government providing them? As a city of plenty, should Hong Kong be responsible for them? If so, what type of responsibility should we offer?


Language: English

For enquiries, please call Ms Askka WONG at 2176 1404


Ethical and Social Responsibility to Refugees in Hong Kong