A child walks among illegal rooftop cubicle homes in Kwun Tong, in March 2017. Hong Kong’s poor need monetary help, but also need to help themselves. Photo: Dickson Lee

Too much help to Hong Kong’s poor is no help at all: it’s time to end the blame game

  • The government should help those who can’t help themselves, but there must be limits
  • Excessive handouts may weaken the motivation among the impoverished to improve their lives themselves, a point missed by some NGOs
Topic |   Poverty

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A child walks among illegal rooftop cubicle homes in Kwun Tong, in March 2017. Hong Kong’s poor need monetary help, but also need to help themselves. Photo: Dickson Lee
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