Trapped inside Hong Kong’s cage houses | RT Documentary

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In glitzy and prosperous Hong Kong, thousands live in conditions deemed an “insult to human dignity”. Low-income residents who can't keep up with soaring property prices have no choice but to cram into homes barely bigger than a coffin or wire cage. More than 200,000 Hongkongers survive in the cramped and squalid conditions of so-called coffin houses and cage homes.

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💬 Comments on the video

To the man who lost his mother and chose not to kill himself because of his sister: You are not a bad person

Author — 爱 ai无爱的 loveless


I will never moan about my house again. God I feel so lucky after watching this.

Author — Leanne Hickey


This is sobering. Everyone deserves to live and die with dignity no matter how much you have in your bank account.

Author — Samantha Chia


I am from Hongkong, the only thing I want to say is “Hongkong is not a suitable place for human to live”:)

Author — 普通地球人


Slavery never ended, it only looks different in moderen times

Author — Michael T.


Chu Pan Fei's story is a real eye-opener. I hope he gets to experience true happiness or fulfillment sometime before it's too late.

Author — Mikoy Fernandez


" _I'll take 18 circles of Hell and never come back_ ...." My heart breaks for this poor wretched soul ( *Chu Pan Fei* )... I wish someone had told him that he matters + that his life has value, and that he is worthy of love. May his soul find peace + love one day in the great beyond.

Author — Leena Stark


And you wonder why theres so much unrest in Hong Kong. Imagine living in such dismal conditions while rich people are living so comfortably. Its absurd humanity is so lost.

Author — Zah_Ate


At least the restaurant managers have a heart, not calling the police on them sleeping on their premises imaging sleeping at the local Macdonald here in the USA you go to jail

Author — Reynaldo Cardoza


The older man that was never married and lost his mom, his story literally broke my heart and choked me up in tears. Really got me think about the things I have in my life and how fortunate to even have a decent roof over my head. Sigh. I pray and pray that the days ahead are peaceful for him and that he will be healthy.

Author — Tina Huynh


It makes me feel so grateful for my 1, 000 sq foot trailer. There's 4 of us living in 3 beds 2 baths and we really could use more room but in all reality we're ok with it. We have a place to call home, safe, quiet and we work and save money for a nicer place. My heart goes out to these people living like this and working so hard to stay in such a small uncomfortable place. It makes me really feel like my biggest problems are so small compared to what other people are going through.

Author — asia lynn


It's not about lack of space, it's lack of souls by the leaders

Author — connie kabasharira


All the people who upload 'MY HOME TOUR' videos should watch this really

Author — sarita shrestha


All Americans need to see this to give our super spoiled selves some much needed perspective.

Author — Chris Rhodes


Imagine you're 70's and the only thing you have is loneliness, and small room. Yet you know that your future will be harder than today.

Author — Mein Liebe


so annoyed with the "RT is funded in whole or in part by the Russian government." pop-up.
RT much less propaganda than western media channels.

Author — Shadow Archive


Some of these "homes" look worse than most prisons, I feel sad for good people that have to live there. Something in HOng Kong has to change.

Author — Biljana Malesevic


This was actually heartbreaking to watch. So eye opening. I think my farmhouse where I live with my parents is boring and dull, and the WiFi is super slow. But we have lots of space to freely move around in. Made me realise just again how lucky I actually am. These poor, poor people. ☹️😢

Author — Darth Revan


Chu Pan Fei, if you are reading this .
wish you run twitch, podcast or some kind of video streaming about life in Hong Kong etc and make a living with it so we can at least be online friends, listen your daily talk..bring some joy to your life. Many people felt your story you can be our everyone's grandfather .
If you meet him on HK street pls tell him that .May be he will be interested.

Author — Bombogor


Is there a way to donate to Chu Pan Fei? I really want to help him- even if it's just a little bit.

Author — KNH