Local residents sing Glory to Hong Kong at a shopping mall on September 11. Protesters have found a sense of community in gathering to call for reform and to defend their way of life. Photo: AP
Janet Pau
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Janet Pau

No wonder Hongkongers are frustrated when the system is so unequal, unaffordable and uncaring

  • Hong Kong’s youth and its middle class no longer believe in upward mobility and see little but more competition ahead.
  • Facing economic insecurity and disconnect from older generations, they turn to protests as a way of belonging. A new social contract is needed to restore faith

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Local residents sing Glory to Hong Kong at a shopping mall on September 11. Protesters have found a sense of community in gathering to call for reform and to defend their way of life. Photo: AP
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