An elderly woman pushes a trolley with cardboard collected on the streets of Sham Shui Po in September. A study last year found the city’s ubiquitous “cardboard grannies” earn only HK$716 a month on average from the recycling they do to make ends meet. Photo: Felix Wong
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

What Carrie Lam failed to tell her Davos audience about Hong Kong’s welfare system

  • Alice Wu says while the chief executive stressed the importance of building an inclusive society, at the World Economic Forum, the government’s callous attitude to the poor and the elderly is evident in its recent handling of welfare payments

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An elderly woman pushes a trolley with cardboard collected on the streets of Sham Shui Po in September. A study last year found the city’s ubiquitous “cardboard grannies” earn only HK$716 a month on average from the recycling they do to make ends meet. Photo: Felix Wong
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