Chermaine Lee is a multimedia journalist based in Hong Kong. She cover political, human rights, environmental and social issues locally and internationally. Her bylines appear on BBC, CNN, Thomson Reuters, BuzzFeed, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Free Press, among others. My online portfolio: https://chermaineleesm.wixsite.com/jportfolio
Could you live an hour from your spouse? The disproportionately expensive housing market in Hong Kong is forcing families to live separately – with few remedies in sight.
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
The NGO put the number of registered street sleepers in Hong Kong at 1,127 in 2017; the number of unregistered people sleeping rough is not known. The reason for the wide gender gap, according to SoCo community organiser Ng Wai-tung, is that homeless men tend to be too proud, and ashamed to ask for help.