1 Hong Kong: capital of domestic slavery
2 Life in Hong King’s Cages | Full Documentary | TRACKS
21 mrt. 2020
21 apr. 2020
3 Inside Hong Kong’s cage homes
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15 aug. 2018
When houses are the size of parking spaces.
Hong Kong is the most expensive housing market in the world. It has been ranked as the least affordable housing market on Earth for eight years in a row, and the price per square foot seems to be only going up. The inflated prices are forcing Hongkongers to squeeze into unconventionally small spaces that can affect their quality of life.
Tens of thousands of Hongkongers are living in spaces that range from 75 to 140 square feet. To put that in perspective, the average parking space in the US is about 150 square feet. And in the most extreme cases, Hongkongers have resorted to homes the size of a coffin.
I spent some time exploring the living situation in Hong Kong to find out why housing has become so expensive and spaces so tight.
To understand how Hong Kong’s housing market turned out this way and see how it’s affecting people’s lives, watch the final episode of Borders Hong Kong.
Vox Borders is an international documentary series by Emmy-nominated producer Johnny Harris exploring life at the edge of nations. For more, visit vox.com/borders.
4 Squalid Living Conditions Of Hong Kong’s Poor Population
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23 aug. 2016
Cage Dwellers (2010): Despite its wealth, Hong Kong is leaving its poor to rot in squalid conditions. With one toilet per floor and just a few square feet to their name, thousands of cage dwellers live no better than animals.
For similar stories, see:
The Horrible Plight of Hong Kong’s Poor
The Gap Between Rich and Poor is Only Getting Wider
Why are the UK’s poor getting poorer?
“Many can’t afford three meals a day or even water, the rent is not even cheap!” says human rights activist Sze Lai. She introduces us to 79-year-old Dai, who has spent 30 years in a cage. Ten other men share his room. Piled up to the ceiling, their cages would look shocking in a zoo. A chief worry is hygiene. 8-year-old Jessica lives with her mother in a cubicle too small to let a grown man stand. She points to the only toilet on their floor: “I hate it. People above throw dead rats down here”. Although the need for public housing is dire, nothing is being done to eradicate cage dwelling. With only half of the government elected by universal suffrage, the poor just don’t have a voice.
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6 The heartbreaking reality of living in a crowed place! | Hong Kong: World’s Busiest Cities – BBC
Ade heads into the high rises to find people living in tiny spaces no larger than a cupboard.
Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan reveal the hidden systems and armies of people running Hong Kong – one of the most densely populated places on earth.
This time, they are in Hong Kong, where space is at a premium and real estate is the most expensive in the world, so Ade heads into the high rises to find people living in tiny spaces no larger than a cupboard.
Hong Kong: World’s Busiest Cities | Series 1 Episode 1 | BBC
8 How the ultra wealthy travel in Hong Kong | First Class
6 okt. 2017
9 Extreme poverty in Hong Kong: homeless life on a footbridge
5 sep. 2018
10 Get Rea!: Hong Kong’s world of cubicle dwellers | Full episode
18 feb. 2014
11 Why Does HONG KONG Have World’s MOST EXPENSIVE HOMES? – VisualPolitik EN
4 jun. 2018
12 WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Chinese spy spills secrets to expose Communist espionage | 60 Minutes Australia
24 nov. 2019
13 China’s interference into Australia ‘shouldn’t be surprising’
14 Australia ‘shouldn’t jump at shadows’ over increasing Chinese influence
15 Attempts to plant Chinese spy MP in Canberra ‘very serious allegations’
16 China attempting to plant a spy MP in parliament would ‘shock’ Australians
24 nov. 2019
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham says the death of Bo ‘Nick’ Zhao and his link to a Chinese espionage ring which allegedly attempted to install a spy in a seat in Australia’s federal parliament would “shock individuals”.
18 Australia is ‘almost obliged to give protection’ to self-proclaimed spy Wang Liqiang
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19 Hand Made Ice Cream
11 mei 2011