Closed or struggling shops form the backdrop as a tram advertising Hong Kong as “Asia’s World City” stops at a red light in Causeway Bay, one of the city’s major commercial districts. Photo: Nora Tam
Closed or struggling shops form the backdrop as a tram advertising Hong Kong as “Asia’s World City” stops at a red light in Causeway Bay, one of the city’s major commercial districts. Photo: Nora Tam

Letters | Billions for big business but freeze in minimum wage: why Hong Kong is caught in an inequality trap

  • The city needs to forge a new social consensus – something this government seems incapable of doing. It needs to start by challenging the domestic philosophy that vilifies those in poverty and attributes their condition to personal failure

Closed or struggling shops form the backdrop as a tram advertising Hong Kong as “Asia’s World City” stops at a red light in Causeway Bay, one of the city’s major commercial districts. Photo: Nora Tam
Closed or struggling shops form the backdrop as a tram advertising Hong Kong as “Asia’s World City” stops at a red light in Causeway Bay, one of the city’s major commercial districts. Photo: Nora Tam
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