Members of the Society for Community Organisation march to the government headquarters to demand more poverty reduction measures in the Hong Kong chief executive’s policy address, on October 5. The 2017 policy address, delivered on October 11, pledged more resources for poverty alleviation and the disadvantaged. Photo: Sam Tsang

How Hong Kong’s war on poverty can be won

Paul Yip says even though policy intervention has had some effect on poverty rates, real change requires a better job market and training to boost income levels among the poorest, along with a combination of community effort and visionary government planning

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Members of the Society for Community Organisation march to the government headquarters to demand more poverty reduction measures in the Hong Kong chief executive’s policy address, on October 5. The 2017 policy address, delivered on October 11, pledged more resources for poverty alleviation and the disadvantaged. Photo: Sam Tsang
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