About 20 per cent of Hong Kong’s population are living below the poverty line, according to official figures released last November. The proportion of those considered destitute is even higher among the elderly. Photo: AFP
Philip Yeung
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Philip Yeung

Hong Kong must roll back its plan to raise age limit for elderly welfare. But will Carrie Lam admit she’s wrong?

  • Philip Yeung says it is cruel to target one of the most vulnerable groups in society to make a point about the need to prepare for an ageing population. Instead, the government should work harder at ensuring more elderly people find work

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About 20 per cent of Hong Kong’s population are living below the poverty line, according to official figures released last November. The proportion of those considered destitute is even higher among the elderly. Photo: AFP
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Philip Yeung

Philip Yeung

Philip Yeung is a former speech-writer to the president of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and currently a freelance speech-writer and ghostwriter to local civic and government leaders. He is a guest lecturer at various tertiary institutions in Hong Kong and mainland China on public speaking and academic writing. He was educated at the University of Toronto.