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Chermaine Lee

Chermaine Lee is a multimedia journalist based in Hong Kong. She covers political, human rights, environmental and social issues locally and internationally. Her bylines appear on the Washington Post, BBC, CNN, Thomson Reuters, BuzzFeed, South China Morning Post, Deutsche Welle, Hong Kong Free Press, among others.

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Many of Hong Kong’s migrant domestic workers face low wages, poor accommodation and – oftentimes – abuse and debt bondage. With families to support back home, some are forced to make tough choices.


Cheung Muk-gun’s home is an illegal, wooden shack under a highway in one of the poorest areas of Hong Kong, where sky-high property prices and a yawning wealth gap have helped fuel a surge in homelessness.


The lack of cross-border regulations and coordination on genetic editing in general – and gene editing on embryos specifically – has emerged a key concern for industry leaders and regulators and a timely topic at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong on Tuesday

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