Chu Fung (left), 101, is visited by her grandson Chan Mong-wah, 61, at a home for the elderly at San Hui in Tuen Mun. Photo: Edward Wong Chu Fung (left), 101, is visited by her grandson Chan Mong-wah, 61, at a home for the elderly at San Hui in Tuen Mun. Photo: Edward Wong
Chu Fung (left), 101, is visited by her grandson Chan Mong-wah, 61, at a home for the elderly at San Hui in Tuen Mun. Photo: Edward Wong
Mike Rowse
Opinion

Opinion

Mike Rowse

Hong Kong needs job retraining, more foreign labour and to scrap its retirement age before the silver tsunami swamps us

  • Mike Rowse says the elderly live longer and are healthier now, but still need more support as they get older and Hong Kong can’t provide it with its current birth rate

Chu Fung (left), 101, is visited by her grandson Chan Mong-wah, 61, at a home for the elderly at San Hui in Tuen Mun. Photo: Edward Wong Chu Fung (left), 101, is visited by her grandson Chan Mong-wah, 61, at a home for the elderly at San Hui in Tuen Mun. Photo: Edward Wong
Chu Fung (left), 101, is visited by her grandson Chan Mong-wah, 61, at a home for the elderly at San Hui in Tuen Mun. Photo: Edward Wong
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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.