A worker checks cotton thread barrels in a textile factory in Huaibei, Anhui province, one of the major sources of migrant workers to the more prosperous and developing parts of China, such as the Pearl River Delta. But rising wages, increased reliance on automation and changing technology may put their jobs on the line. Photo: AP

Hong Kong’s poorer workers can profit from the Greater Bay Area, with the right skills

Gary Lai calls for a sizeable allocation of scholarship and grant money for vocational training for Hong Kong workers, so that they can benefit from the higher wages and technological shifts brought by increasing development in the Pearl River Delta

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A worker checks cotton thread barrels in a textile factory in Huaibei, Anhui province, one of the major sources of migrant workers to the more prosperous and developing parts of China, such as the Pearl River Delta. But rising wages, increased reliance on automation and changing technology may put their jobs on the line. Photo: AP
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