A lone person walks down a street lined by closed bars in Lan Kwai Fong, Central, amid the third wave of coronavirus infections on July 29. Photo: Nora Tam A lone person walks down a street lined by closed bars in Lan Kwai Fong, Central, amid the third wave of coronavirus infections on July 29. Photo: Nora Tam
A lone person walks down a street lined by closed bars in Lan Kwai Fong, Central, amid the third wave of coronavirus infections on July 29. Photo: Nora Tam
William Pang
Opinion

Opinion

William Pang and Kelvin Lee

Coronavirus pandemic could scar Hong Kong youth economically for life – but offers opportunities too

  • Not only does the impact of a financial crisis persist through a young person’s lifetime, but those in less desirable jobs are also likely to have a harder time improving their prospects
  • To counter this, the government must launch programmes to retrain youth for jobs in industries that are on the rise, such as medical technology

A lone person walks down a street lined by closed bars in Lan Kwai Fong, Central, amid the third wave of coronavirus infections on July 29. Photo: Nora Tam A lone person walks down a street lined by closed bars in Lan Kwai Fong, Central, amid the third wave of coronavirus infections on July 29. Photo: Nora Tam
A lone person walks down a street lined by closed bars in Lan Kwai Fong, Central, amid the third wave of coronavirus infections on July 29. Photo: Nora Tam
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William Pang

William Pang

William Pang is a student at McGill University and has written for the Atlantic, New York Times, and Washington Post.

Kelvin Lee

Kelvin Lee

Kelvin Lee is a recent graduate of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. When not fretting about finding his next internship, he likes to read and write, mostly on education and cultural issues.