People queue outside Lei Yuen, a 40-year-old noodle and congee shop in Causeway Bay which has closed because of soaring rent. Photo: May Tse
George Chen
Opinion

Opinion

Mr. Shangkong by George Chen

Hong Kong's small businesses and the 'fu er dai' phenomenon

High rents are normally blamed when Hong Kong's family-run shops and restaurants close, but what of the younger generation's work ethic?

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People queue outside Lei Yuen, a 40-year-old noodle and congee shop in Causeway Bay which has closed because of soaring rent. Photo: May Tse
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