Dear Sir
 
Alexandra Papadopolous's letter misses the point.
 
The essence of equal opportunity is fairness.
 
Patrick Yu, a distinguished Hong Kong emigre whose expertise made him a real catch for the EOC and for Hong Kong, has been sacked on arrival, before he could start work.
 
This action demonstrates complete contempt for basic fairness and reasonableness.  
 
Human Rights Monitor has worked productively with two previous chairpersons of the EOC but after this action we do not see how the new EOC chairperson can have any credibility, however much good work his staff continue to do.
 
Paul Harris 
Founding Chairman,
Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor