The ethnic minority or non-Chinese population is a part of the Hong Kong family. The population of ethnic minorities is one of the fastest growing populations in Hong Kong, particularly the youth population. With this population, Hong Kong is stronger in a global and connected to the world.
This population brings a diverse range of skills, talent, language, culture, and networks to Hong Kong. Many identify as Hong Kong people and some families have a long history in Hong Kong. As Asia’s World City, Hong Kong should be inclusive to this population and find ways of bringing them into the mainstream.
They are also amongst the poorest in Hong Kong and opportunities exist to upskill and include the population for the benefit of them as well as for the Hong Kong community at large.
The Zubin Foundation has made the following specific policy recommendations for the Policy Address of the Chief Executive from 2013 to 2021:
- The Zubin Foundation’s Response to the Public Consultation on Regulation of Crowdfunding Activities (13 Mar 2023)
- Response to the Proposal on the Mandatory Reporting Requirement for Suspected Child Abuse Cases (7 September 2022)
- Submission on 2022 Policy Address
- Submission on 2021 Policy Address
- Public Consultation on Proposed Mandatory Reporting Requirement for Suspected Child Abuse Cases (30 Aug 2021)
- Consultation on the Third Report on the HKSAR under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (7 Apr 2021)
- Submission on 2020 Policy Address
- Submission on 2019 Policy Address
- Submission on 2018 Policy Address
- Submission on 2018 Establishment of a Commission on Children
- Submission on 2017 Policy Address and Budget
- Submission on 2016 Policy Address and Budget
- Submission on 2014 Discrimination Law Review
- Submission on 2013 Population Policy Consultation
So far, policy recommendations from The Zubin Foundation to the HKSAR Government has brought the following impact to our community:
- Appointment of diverse candidates on several advisory committees in the HKSAR Government
- Bringing racial discrimination to the centre stage with the new taxi guidelines
- Setting up an internal steering committee on ethnic minorities to streamline services to ethnic minorities and to iron out issues between bureau and departments