An employee looks out from a half-shuttered shop during a protest in Tsim Sha Tsui on December 24. The protests are having an impact on Hong Kong’s economy and employment rate. Photo: Bloomberg
Paul Yip
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Yip

Continuing unrest makes Hong Kong’s poor poorer and helps no one

  • The absolute number of people in poverty grew in 2018, even though the economy made gains then. The impact of the protests will surely be felt in new poverty figures, as more people lose their jobs
An employee looks out from a half-shuttered shop during a protest in Tsim Sha Tsui on December 24. The protests are having an impact on Hong Kong’s economy and employment rate. Photo: Bloomberg
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