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Prevalence, Abuse & Exploitation of Street Children

In the early years of the 21st Century                                                      gvnet.com/streetchildren/HongKong.htm

Hong Kong

Hong Kong has a free market economy highly dependent on international trade and finance, which has left it heavily exposed to the global economic slowdown that began in 2008.

The territory has become increasingly integrated with mainland China over the past few years through trade, tourism, and financial links. The mainland has long been Hong Kong's largest trading partner,

During the past decade, as Hong Kong's manufacturing industry moved to the mainland, its service industry has grown rapidly and now accounts for more than 90% of the territory's GDP. Hong Kong's natural resources are limited, and food and raw materials must be imported.  [The World Factbook, U.S.C.I.A. 2009]

Description: HongKong

CAUTION:  The following links and accompanying text have been culled from the web to illuminate the situation in Hong Kong.  Some of these links may lead to websites that present allegations that are unsubstantiated or even false.  No attempt has been made to validate their authenticity or to verify their content.

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General Situation of Children in Hong Kong

childrenrights.org

At one time this article had been archived and may possibly still be accessible [here]

[accessed 22 May 2011]

CHILDREN IN DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES

3.3 STREET CHILDREN - Hong Kong does not have children forced to live on the street because of economic reasons. There are children who wander on the street because both parents are working and they are locked out of the house after school. There are also young people on the street as part of Hong Kong’s adolescent problem.

 

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Runaways - Where To Turn For Help Before You Are Homeless

Rebeccas Community -- This is for anyone aged up to 13 years old who is thinking about running away

www.homeless.org.au/runaways.htm

[accessed 22 May 2011]

Here are the best phone numbers to call …They are Confidential - which means they won't tell anyone about your call unless you want them to talk to somebody for you, or you are in danger.  They are open 24 Hours - it doesn't matter what time you call.  In Hong Kong, call 852-9088-1023

Human Rights Reports » 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 8, 2006

www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/61605.htm

[accessed 8 February 2011]

HONG KONG - CHILDREN - The government supported children's rights and welfare through well-funded systems of public education, medical care, and protective services. The Education Department provided schooling for children between 6 and 15 years of age and placement services for non-Chinese speaking children. Education is free and compulsory through grade nine. Nearly 100 percent of school-aged children attended school, and boys and girls attended in equal proportions. The government supported programs for custody, protection, day care, foster care, shelters, small group homes, and assistance to families.

General Situation of Children in Hong Kong

childrenrights.org

At one time this article had been archived and may possibly still be accessible [here]

[accessed 22 May 2011]

CHILDREN IN DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES

3.3 STREET CHILDREN - Hong Kong does not have children forced to live on the street because of economic reasons. There are children who wander on the street because both parents are working and they are locked out of the house after school. There are also young people on the street as part of Hong Kong’s adolescent problem.

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Torture in  [Hong Kong]  [other countries]
Human Trafficking in  [Hong Kong]  [other countries]
Street Children in  [Hong Kong]  [other countries]
Child Prostitution in  [Hong Kong]  [other countries]