Why Carrie Lam needs to allay Hong Kong concerns over daily migrant quota
I refer to “Carrie Lam urges public to give migrants from mainland China a chance” (September 9).
The chief executive just reminded all of us that migrants from mainland China have supported our economic development. We should certainly be thankful for their dedication.
But it is undeniable that, in some situations, migrants from mainland China are in competition with local people. When purchasing a flat and even lining up for a bus – we can see this happening. There is increased competition, given the finite quota of services. There is also the issue of parallel trading.
If the voice of opposition continues to grow louder than the voice of gratitude, Hong Kong society will soon be further divided. Ms Lam, as Hong Kong’s leader, needs to do something.
The government adheres to the need to “put Hong Kong people first” in formulating policies. But, so far, we haven’t seen a significant effect on eliminating Hong Kong peoples’ dissatisfaction on the daily migrant issue. Maybe Ms Lam can think about taking a stronger stand, and work for the overall and long-term interests of Hong Kong.
Terry Li, Tsuen Wan