A mother and her two children living in a rooftop shack in Hoi Tan Street in Hong Kong pose for a photo in an interview. Existing levels of child poverty are intolerable, not least because the government has ample means to tackle the problem. Photo: David Wong

In wealthy Hong Kong, new children’s commission must address poverty

Grenville Cross says the upcoming children’s commission must be independent. It needs a broad portfolio to fulfil UN obligations, and to address the reason many children are held back: living conditions

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A mother and her two children living in a rooftop shack in Hoi Tan Street in Hong Kong pose for a photo in an interview. Existing levels of child poverty are intolerable, not least because the government has ample means to tackle the problem. Photo: David Wong
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