Hong Kong and the Indo-Chinese Refugees: Ref1ections on the International Refugee Environment

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  • Alex Cunliffe

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25071/1920-7336.21941

Abstract

The plight of the Vietnamese Boat People in Hong Kong in recent decades has brought into sharp relief the changing character of the international refugee political environment. Over the last twenty years asylum seekers from Vietnam arriving in the former colony have experienced a dramatic change in their reception, treatment and fortunes. For many academic observers, this has highlighted the problems facing the major actors, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), within the international refugee regime. This short article highlights this metamorphosis and illustrates that the refugee issue remains unresolved in Hong Kong despite the recent handover to Beijing.

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Published

1997-11-01

How to Cite

Cunliffe, A. (1997). Hong Kong and the Indo-Chinese Refugees: Ref1ections on the International Refugee Environment. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 16(5), 38–40. https://doi.org/10.25071/1920-7336.21941

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