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Hong Kong (Treatment Ofchildren)

Volume 161: debated on Wednesday 14 March 1923

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention hays been called to the published statement of Dr. Yeung Shiu Chuen, made in Hong Kong on or about 13th January, that a mui tsai had been sold for 90 dollars, and that the sale had taken place at the office of the Secretary for Chinese Affairs; that, upon the mother wishing to regain control of her child, the purchaser demanded 180 dollars as the redemption price; whether the Secretary for Chinese Affairs referred the mother to the owner; and whether any further action has been taken by the Hong Kong Government to assist the mother in securing the liberation of her child?

I have only seen this statement reported in a local newspaper, and I am asking the Governor for a report on the case.