An elderly man walks past a wild boar in Aberdeen Park, Hong Kong. Most of us will spend 30 per cent or more of our lives in retirement, with many remaining physically and mentally healthy. Placing the burden of support solely on the younger generation would be economically disastrous. Photo: AFP

Why Hong Kong must see the elderly in a new light – the rest of the world does

  • The government’s bungled attempt to raise the eligibility age for elderly CSSA payments notwithstanding, change is inevitable and should be accepted
  • Retirement age must rise so we can cope with an ageing society, whether we like it or not
Topic |   Ageing society

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An elderly man walks past a wild boar in Aberdeen Park, Hong Kong. Most of us will spend 30 per cent or more of our lives in retirement, with many remaining physically and mentally healthy. Placing the burden of support solely on the younger generation would be economically disastrous. Photo: AFP
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Residents march through To Kwa Wan on January 26 to protest against what they describe as a nuisance caused by unregulated numbers of tourists from the mainland. Photo: EPA
Bernard Chan
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Opinion

Bernard Chan

Is Hong Kong reaching a tipping point in public anger? The government must tread carefully

  • Bernard Chan says from calls to build homes on golf course land, to the fuss over tunnel tolls and protests against raising the elderly welfare age limit and mainland shoppers, discontent is festering in Hong Kong, and the government needs to listen

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Residents march through To Kwa Wan on January 26 to protest against what they describe as a nuisance caused by unregulated numbers of tourists from the mainland. Photo: EPA
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