INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE BAD ACTORS IN HONG KONG, 2019 TO 2022
International businesses that have violated the UN Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in Hong Kong, as of February 14, 2023
To encourage businesses operating in Hong Kong to articulate and implement Hong Kong-specific policies, guidelines and due diligence processes, we list below (in our dataset) instances from the past three years in which businesses have acted in ways that perpetuate the regime’s repression and in breach of business obligations to respect human rights.
The purpose of listing these examples is to give businesses a clearer understanding of the myriad risks involved in conducting business in the new authoritarian reality of Hong Kong and to demonstrate their responsibilities while operating in that context. These examples also illustrate a developing trajectory of international companies’ complicity in creating the new authoritarian Hong Kong.