A woman pushes a trolley full of cardboard in Causeway Bay, in September 2018. Elderly people collecting cardboard for sale are a common sight on the streets of Hong Kong, where income inequality is high. Photo: Fung Chang
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Can Carrie Lam keep her deathbed promise to David Akers-Jones by helping Hong Kong’s poor and building more housing?

  • A Business Professionals Federation report suggests radical reforms to Hong Kong’s minimum wage, MPF, tax system and housing policy
  • Taking on these suggestions would help Chief Executive Carrie Lam keep her promise to the former chief secretary

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A woman pushes a trolley full of cardboard in Causeway Bay, in September 2018. Elderly people collecting cardboard for sale are a common sight on the streets of Hong Kong, where income inequality is high. Photo: Fung Chang
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Tammy Tam
Tammy Tam
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

City Beat by Tammy Tam

Carrie Lam has to hold on while Beijing ponders need for political qualities in Hong Kong’s next leader

  • Communist Party plenum this week may provide some clues before chief executive reports to President Xi Jinping in December
  • City’s next leader must have both personal charisma and unconventional political wisdom

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