The government must inject hope into the community by providing suitable training to all who need it, to maintain Hong Kong’s competitiveness. Photo: AFP

Why Hong Kong is losing the competition for talent

Paul Yip says despite its budget surpluses, the government is not investing enough, and in the right places, to provide education and training opportunities, create attractive jobs and improve our living environment

Topic |   Hong Kong Budget 2018-2019

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The government must inject hope into the community by providing suitable training to all who need it, to maintain Hong Kong’s competitiveness. Photo: AFP
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Paul Yip

Paul Yip

Paul Yip is the founding director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at the University of Hong Kong, and a professor at the university's Department of Social Work and Social Administration. His interests include suicide prevention, population health and poverty research. He serves as the secretary general of the Asian Population Association and the research chair of the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong. He was a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit and a member of the Hong Kong government's Steering Committee on Population Policy.