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Hong Kong Demo Shines Spotlight on Refugee Suffering

In downtown Hong Kong, refugees continue a six-week protest outside the social welfare department of the semi-autonomous Chinese city.  Denied the right to work, living on food handouts and apparently housed in accommodations unfit for humans, the protest is focusing attention on the harsh conditions faced by refugees and asylum seekers in the one of the world’s wealthiest cities. About 6,000 asylum seekers live in Hong Kong, perhaps hoping one day to share in the prosperity of a...

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