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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