Gary Lai

Gary Lai

Gary Lai is an economist. He was the founder and director for 10 years of the anti-poverty campaign TKO Poverty.

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Opinion | Give Hong Kong’s poor high-speed internet to help bridge the digital divide

Children and adults from underprivileged households are being left behind because of a lack of access to computers and internet connectivity at home. Ensuring inclusive computer ownership would help accelerate Hong Kong’s economic recovery once the pandemic abates.

10 Jun 2020 - 6:04AM

Children and adults from underprivileged households are being left behind because of a lack of access to computers and internet connectivity at home. Ensuring inclusive computer ownership would help accelerate Hong Kong’s economic recovery once the pandemic abates.

Give Hong Kong’s poor high-speed internet to help bridge the digital divide
Opinion | A ‘smart’ Hong Kong must first figure out how to bridge its digital divide

Hong Kong’s poor and lesser educated could be left behind in the digital revolution unless creative ways to involve them are found

18 May 2019 - 9:21PM

Hong Kong’s poor and lesser educated could be left behind in the digital revolution unless creative ways to involve them are found

A ‘smart’ Hong Kong must first figure out how to bridge its digital divide
The road out of poverty and to gender equality in Hong Kong starts at school
Opinion | As industries shift, retraining Hong Kong’s workers is key to staying competitive

The government must polish its worker adjustment programme so that it is tailored to meet the unique challenges of China-Hong Kong trade

20 Jan 2019 - 8:20AM

The government must polish its worker adjustment programme so that it is tailored to meet the unique challenges of China-Hong Kong trade

As industries shift, retraining Hong Kong’s workers is key to staying competitive
Hong Kong’s poorer workers can profit from the Greater Bay Area, with the right skills