Kalina Tsang

Kalina Tsang

Kalina Tsang is director general at Oxfam Hong Kong.

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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.

13 May 2020 - 10:24AM

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.

Coronavirus in Hong Kong: the government must come through for the jobless
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.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

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.

Hong Kong’s low taxes should not make it vulnerable to money launderers
How Hong Kong can shed its reputation as a tax haven
Hong Kong’s next leader must strive for a fairer society by fixing the social safety net
Hong Kong’s low-income workers are being robbed of their retirement savings by MPF offset injustice
Hong Kong government must act to reverse harmful trend of wealth inequality
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.

6 Nov 2014 - 7:58PM

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.

Minimum wage must be enough to sustain basic living for the poor
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.

4 Jul 2013 - 3:44AM

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.

Help Hong Kong's working poor stay afloat