|Prof. Mathews supported the protest.|
According to him, Hong Kong's policies appear to be reasonable, and they could become a model of effective, humane government, if comprehensive refugee policies were implemented, and the process was speeded up.
|Prof. Sea-ling Cheng marched with asylum seekers.|
He further points out how the current system serves for Hong Kong economy:
"The current system allows the Hong Kong government to deny permanent settlement to people it deems lack the skills to contribute to society, while providing the means to closely monitor the illegal population needed for the profit of many Hong Kong businesses.
If this is indeed the case, then it may be that the present shortcomings in policy towards asylum seekers in Hong Kong are not only matters of unforeseen consequences, but a matter of entirely foreseen intent. Could it be that the Hong Kong government actively seeks for its policy towards asylum seekers to fail?"
|The current system provides the means to closely monitor the illegal population needed for the profit of many Hong Kong businesses.|