Elderly passengers board a bus in Hong Kong. Among welfare measures introduced by the government is a lowering of the age threshold for HK$2 rides on public transport from 65 to 60, which is expected to encourage active retirement. Photo: Sam TsangElderly passengers board a bus in Hong Kong. Among welfare measures introduced by the government is a lowering of the age threshold for HK$2 rides on public transport from 65 to 60, which is expected to encourage active retirement. Photo: Sam Tsang
Elderly passengers board a bus in Hong Kong. Among welfare measures introduced by the government is a lowering of the age threshold for HK$2 rides on public transport from 65 to 60, which is expected to encourage active retirement. Photo: Sam Tsang

Letters | How Hong Kong’s new HK$10 billion welfare package will rescue both the government and the governed

  • The 10 initiatives will address the needs of low-income workers hit hardest by a flagging economy, as well as allow the city to better prepare for an ageing society, and Carrie Lam to regain public trust in her leadership abilities

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Elderly passengers board a bus in Hong Kong. Among welfare measures introduced by the government is a lowering of the age threshold for HK$2 rides on public transport from 65 to 60, which is expected to encourage active retirement. Photo: Sam TsangElderly passengers board a bus in Hong Kong. Among welfare measures introduced by the government is a lowering of the age threshold for HK$2 rides on public transport from 65 to 60, which is expected to encourage active retirement. Photo: Sam Tsang
Elderly passengers board a bus in Hong Kong. Among welfare measures introduced by the government is a lowering of the age threshold for HK$2 rides on public transport from 65 to 60, which is expected to encourage active retirement. Photo: Sam Tsang
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