Hong Kong’s workforce is forecast to decline at an average annual rate of 0.36 per cent to 3.13 million by 2066. Photo: EPA Hong Kong’s workforce is forecast to decline at an average annual rate of 0.36 per cent to 3.13 million by 2066. Photo: EPA
Hong Kong’s workforce is forecast to decline at an average annual rate of 0.36 per cent to 3.13 million by 2066. Photo: EPA
Richard Wong
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Hong Kong must drop the ‘fortress mentality’ if it’s to avoid a labour crisis

A fortress mentality towards the admission of immigrants has made it impossible to mitigate the effects on the workforce of low fertility rates

Hong Kong’s workforce is forecast to decline at an average annual rate of 0.36 per cent to 3.13 million by 2066. Photo: EPA Hong Kong’s workforce is forecast to decline at an average annual rate of 0.36 per cent to 3.13 million by 2066. Photo: EPA
Hong Kong’s workforce is forecast to decline at an average annual rate of 0.36 per cent to 3.13 million by 2066. Photo: EPA
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Richard Wong

Richard Wong

Richard Wong Yue-chim is the Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong