Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam used herself as an example to show that those aged above 60 are still capable of working. True as it may be, not everyone is privileged to earn such a hefty income. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
SCMP Editorial
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SCMP Editorial

Hong Kong’s welfare system has to help those in need

  • Raising the threshold for payments to the elderly may not prompt mass protests, but in a city where many live in poverty a strong safety net must not be compromised

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam used herself as an example to show that those aged above 60 are still capable of working. True as it may be, not everyone is privileged to earn such a hefty income. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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