District councillors and other Hongkongers take part in a protest on February 10 against the one-way permit scheme allowing mainlanders to settle in Hong Kong. The current debate only focuses on the negatives of the scheme, ignoring the positives. Photo: Nora Tam
Paul Yip
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Yip

Mainland migrants are needed in Hong Kong. The city should not scrap the one-way permit scheme, but improve it

  • The criticism directed at the mainland migrants in our midst is based on half-truths and prejudice, and should not be the basis of our policy. The scheme should stay, both for humanistic and practical reasons, but we should address genuine concerns

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District councillors and other Hongkongers take part in a protest on February 10 against the one-way permit scheme allowing mainlanders to settle in Hong Kong. The current debate only focuses on the negatives of the scheme, ignoring the positives. Photo: Nora Tam
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