Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong has warned that, without reforms to the MPF, workers could lose virtually all of their employers’ contributions to their retirement funds. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Why should Hong Kong employers have to pay twice towards workers’ retirement?

Mike Rowse says that the Mandatory Provident Fund’s foundation was possible thanks to an understanding previous governments had with business, including that they ‘do not need to pay twice’. Reneging on those promises would be a breach of trust

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Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong has warned that, without reforms to the MPF, workers could lose virtually all of their employers’ contributions to their retirement funds. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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Mike Rowse

Mike Rowse

Mike Rowse has lived in Hong Kong since 1972, and is a naturalised Chinese citizen. He spent six years in the ICAC from 1974 to 1980, then 28 years in the government as an administrative officer until retirement in December 2008. He is now the search director for Stanton Chase International, and also hosts a radio talk show and writes regularly for both English and Chinese media.