Hong Kong is a city with its own share of problems, but be wary of utopian solutions. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong become like boring Singapore or Vancouver? No thanks

  • Don’t overlook the flaws in these cities, and remember that there is more to ‘liveability’ than having decisions made for you
Topic |   Urban planning

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Hong Kong is a city with its own share of problems, but be wary of utopian solutions. Photo: Winson Wong
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At present, only 45 per cent of those who are 60-64 in Hong Kong are employed, and most have only low secondary school educational attainment levels. Photo: EPA-EFE
Paul Yip
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Paul Yip

Ageing Hong Kong should aim to keep its elderly healthy and in a job, rather than eligible for welfare

  • Paul Yip and Asghar Zaidi say the row over the Hong Kong government’s proposal to raise the age threshold for elderly welfare payments misses the more worthy battle to avert the negative impact of workforce decline

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At present, only 45 per cent of those who are 60-64 in Hong Kong are employed, and most have only low secondary school educational attainment levels. Photo: EPA-EFE
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