Saturday, December 09, 2006

Hong Kong tackles racism

Despite being possibly the world's international city par excellence, Hong Kong is not free of racism and whilst there are many different groups crammed onto that tiny island, society is to some extent organised along racial lines.

There's been a campaign recently calling for better rights for the 200,000-plus immigrant workers in Hong Kong, and it has just resulted in the first anti-racial discrimination law being passed, as the Guardian reports here.

It'll be interesting to see how a city like Hong Kong implements this kind of law. In fact, I wonder if this makes Hong Kong something of a pioneer in that part of the world, as I don't think many other Asian countries have specific laws against racial discrimination yet?


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Anonymous said...

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