Women chat at the Cheung Chau harbourfront. Hong Kong is a microcosm of the grossly unequal reality we see globally, with the richest 10 per cent of the city’s households earning 29 times more than the poorest 10 per cent. Photo: AFP
Women chat at the Cheung Chau harbourfront. Hong Kong is a microcosm of the grossly unequal reality we see globally, with the richest 10 per cent of the city’s households earning 29 times more than the poorest 10 per cent. Photo: AFP
Poverty

Hong Kong’s next leader must strive for a fairer society by fixing the social safety net

Kalina Tsang calls on the next chief executive to get to grips with a widening rich-poor divide, and improve policies to help the working poor in particular

Women chat at the Cheung Chau harbourfront. Hong Kong is a microcosm of the grossly unequal reality we see globally, with the richest 10 per cent of the city’s households earning 29 times more than the poorest 10 per cent. Photo: AFP
Women chat at the Cheung Chau harbourfront. Hong Kong is a microcosm of the grossly unequal reality we see globally, with the richest 10 per cent of the city’s households earning 29 times more than the poorest 10 per cent. Photo: AFP
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