An elderly diner at a fast-food restaurant in Hong Kong’s Sham Shui Po district in December 2019. One in three elderly people in Hong Kong lives in poverty. Photo: Felix Wong An elderly diner at a fast-food restaurant in Hong Kong’s Sham Shui Po district in December 2019. One in three elderly people in Hong Kong lives in poverty. Photo: Felix Wong
An elderly diner at a fast-food restaurant in Hong Kong’s Sham Shui Po district in December 2019. One in three elderly people in Hong Kong lives in poverty. Photo: Felix Wong
Gary Lai
Opinion

Opinion

Gary Lai

Give Hong Kong’s poor high-speed internet to help bridge the digital divide

  • Lack of access to computers and internet connectivity is leaving poor children and adults struggling in school and at work, the latest data show
  • A bold plan offering high-speed internet and computer access for all underprivileged families is needed, especially now as society struggles to recover from Covid-19

An elderly diner at a fast-food restaurant in Hong Kong’s Sham Shui Po district in December 2019. One in three elderly people in Hong Kong lives in poverty. Photo: Felix Wong An elderly diner at a fast-food restaurant in Hong Kong’s Sham Shui Po district in December 2019. One in three elderly people in Hong Kong lives in poverty. Photo: Felix Wong
An elderly diner at a fast-food restaurant in Hong Kong’s Sham Shui Po district in December 2019. One in three elderly people in Hong Kong lives in poverty. Photo: Felix Wong
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Gary Lai

Gary Lai

Gary Lai is an economist. He was the founder and director for 10 years of the anti-poverty campaign TKO Poverty.