Hong Kong’s McRefugees have nowhere to go, as fast-food outlets close early to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Nora Tam Hong Kong’s McRefugees have nowhere to go, as fast-food outlets close early to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong’s McRefugees have nowhere to go, as fast-food outlets close early to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Nora Tam
Philip Yeung
Opinion

Opinion

Philip Yeung

Hong Kong’s paltry coronavirus relief is cold comfort to the jobless and needy

  • If officials think that with a HK$10,000 cash handout, they have done their duty, they are sadly mistaken. When bad times hit, the poor are hit the hardest, and many are now in dire straits, with no social safety net to keep them afloat

Hong Kong’s McRefugees have nowhere to go, as fast-food outlets close early to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Nora Tam Hong Kong’s McRefugees have nowhere to go, as fast-food outlets close early to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong’s McRefugees have nowhere to go, as fast-food outlets close early to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Nora Tam
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Philip Yeung

Philip Yeung

Philip Yeung is a former speech-writer to the president of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and currently a freelance speech-writer and ghostwriter to local civic and government leaders. He is a guest lecturer at various tertiary institutions in Hong Kong and mainland China on public speaking and academic writing. He was educated at the University of Toronto.