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
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

Topic |   Hong Kong politics
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
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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