Social conflicts will only intensify when Hong Kong’s young people realise that all their hard work won’t pay off, and all the years of sleep deprivation and stress do not guarantee gainful employment. Photo: AFP
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Hong Kong should stop telling its disaffected youth they are the problem

  • Government initiatives aimed at ‘improving’ young people in various ways miss the point. It’s the mismatch between youth expectations and economic opportunities that breeds social discontent, and what officials must address

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Social conflicts will only intensify when Hong Kong’s young people realise that all their hard work won’t pay off, and all the years of sleep deprivation and stress do not guarantee gainful employment. Photo: AFP
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