Letters | As China’s ‘lying flat’ youth spark alarm, Hong Kong must help its own find their feet
- From the failure of social movements to unaffordable housing and the lack of job prospects, Hong Kong youth have been demoralised for a while
This phenomenon is sad indeed. I recall how in my 20s, I was fresh and energised, exploring life and pursuing dreams. I felt on top of the world.
No wonder the youth choose to “lie down” in response. How else can they react to a society that doesn’t understand, leave alone sympathise, with their powerlessness and hopelessness?
The Chinese government is taking measures to cope with their situation. In Hong Kong, the rift between youngsters and administration is huge. Is it possible for Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to look into the issue and devise some solutions?
Jacqueline Kwan, Sai Ying Pun