A demonstrator with a child attends an anti-government rally at Edinburgh Place on December 29. Photo: Reuters
The View by Janet Pau
Hong Kong’s economic destiny looks grim, given its ageing population and a younger generation culturally pressured to conform
Hong Kong is the fastest-ageing economy in the world, and has the lowest population share of children under 14. The city faces a grim economic fate, unless the older and younger generations can work together to change the growth model
Janet Pau is programme director of the Asia Business Council. She leads the council’s research and member initiatives on current and emerging issues that affect Asia's business and policy developments. She is co-author, with Mark Clifford, of the book "Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia’s Next Generation". Previously, she was manager at A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council in Washington, D.C. She obtained a BA from Yale University and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.