Kalina Tsang

Kalina Tsang

Kalina Tsang is director general at Oxfam Hong Kong.

Latest from Kalina Tsang

Opinion | As COP26 puts climate change in focus, Hong Kong – and the world – must help the poorest cope

A new study on climate change’s effects on Hong Kong subdivided flat residents found nearly 60 per cent of those surveyed experienced hotter temperatures in their flats than outside. Drastically reducing emissions and allocating more climate financing to adaptation are essential to easing the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable

A new study on climate change’s effects on Hong Kong subdivided flat residents found nearly 60 per cent of those surveyed experienced hotter temperatures in their flats than outside. Drastically reducing emissions and allocating more climate financing to adaptation are essential to easing the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable

4 Nov 2021 - 9:15AM
Opinion | Coronavirus in Hong Kong: the government must come through for the jobless

The government has been protecting employers against the Covid-19 fallout, but it should help the unemployed and underemployed too. One way is to offer unemployment insurance, as other advanced economies are doing.

The government has been protecting employers against the Covid-19 fallout, but it should help the unemployed and underemployed too. One way is to offer unemployment insurance, as other advanced economies are doing.

13 May 2020 - 10:24AM
Hong Kong’s low taxes should not make it vulnerable to money launderers

The city must set up a public central register of beneficial owners to make it less attractive as a tax haven, making it harder to move dirty money.

The city must set up a public central register of beneficial owners to make it less attractive as a tax haven, making it harder to move dirty money.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
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16 Feb 2015 - 5:00AM
Minimum wage must be enough to sustain basic living for the poor

More than a million people live in poverty in Hong Kong, with the working poor making up a large percentage of this number. When the statutory minimum wage was implemented in 2011, many had high hopes.

More than a million people live in poverty in Hong Kong, with the working poor making up a large percentage of this number. When the statutory minimum wage was implemented in 2011, many had high hopes.

6 Nov 2014 - 7:58PM
Help Hong Kong's working poor stay afloat

Developed countries like the US, Britain, Ireland and New Zealand all have low-income family subsidy schemes or tax credits to tackle poverty among the working poor and encourage people to find work. Yet in Hong Kong, a place that values the work ethic, there are no similar measures to support the more than 170,000 working poor families - equivalent to half the poor population.

Developed countries like the US, Britain, Ireland and New Zealand all have low-income family subsidy schemes or tax credits to tackle poverty among the working poor and encourage people to find work. Yet in Hong Kong, a place that values the work ethic, there are no similar measures to support the more than 170,000 working poor families - equivalent to half the poor population.

4 Jul 2013 - 3:44AM