The government has had an “ageing in place” policy on the statute book since it established the Elderly Commission 20 years ago. At that point, the proportion of Hong Kong’s population aged over 65 was below 10 per cent. Today, this has grown to 16 per cent, and before 2040 it will sit at 25 per cent. K. Y. Cheng

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The government has had an “ageing in place” policy on the statute book since it established the Elderly Commission 20 years ago. At that point, the proportion of Hong Kong’s population aged over 65 was below 10 per cent. Today, this has grown to 16 per cent, and before 2040 it will sit at 25 per cent. K. Y. Cheng
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