A miniature model of an elderly man in a “caged home” by artist Tai Yau-on illustrates the difficult living conditions some Hongkongers are forced to endure due to the city’s astronomical housing prices. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong protests are the predictable outcome of the city’s yawning wealth gap

  • Oxfam’s 2018 report on the dangers of social inequality in Hong Kong and its proposed solutions should be required reading for the government and protesters alike
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A miniature model of an elderly man in a “caged home” by artist Tai Yau-on illustrates the difficult living conditions some Hongkongers are forced to endure due to the city’s astronomical housing prices. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Illustration: Craig Stephens
Ian Brownlee
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Ian Brownlee

Resumption of land is costly and takes time. Here are five better ways to fix Hong Kong’s housing shortage

  • These ideas that were rejected or ignored deserve a rethink: phase out subdivided flats, change the way public housing eligibility is determined, review mortgage controls, revamp the land premium system, and consider providing a rental subsidy

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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