The government announced Hong Kong's poverty line last week and found that 1.02 million people, or 15.2 per cent of us, are poor. The official strategy to alleviate poverty is to find ways to grow our economy, provide employment opportunities for people, particularly the young, that create upward mobility, while ensuring support measures are pro-children and pro-employment and targeting groups such as those with disabilities, ethnic minorities and single parents.

While there is a general consensus that Hong Kong needs to diversify from its heavy reliance on financial services and property, more discussion is needed on how to move forward. Certainly, there is no lack of entrepreneurism here.

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