Li Ka-shing with his son, Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, at a company dinner in Wan Chai on January 10. Li is one of the four 90-somethings among Hong Kong’s 10 richest people. Photo: Dickson Lee Li Ka-shing with his son, Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, at a company dinner in Wan Chai on January 10. Li is one of the four 90-somethings among Hong Kong’s 10 richest people. Photo: Dickson Lee
Li Ka-shing with his son, Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, at a company dinner in Wan Chai on January 10. Li is one of the four 90-somethings among Hong Kong’s 10 richest people. Photo: Dickson Lee
Paul Yip
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Yip and Edward Pinkney

For Hong Kong and the US to escape the low-fertility trap, the old must help the young

  • The concentration of wealth among the older generation must be shared with the young, who need economic opportunities. Dialogue and generosity are needed to bridge the intergenerational divide

Li Ka-shing with his son, Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, at a company dinner in Wan Chai on January 10. Li is one of the four 90-somethings among Hong Kong’s 10 richest people. Photo: Dickson Lee Li Ka-shing with his son, Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, at a company dinner in Wan Chai on January 10. Li is one of the four 90-somethings among Hong Kong’s 10 richest people. Photo: Dickson Lee
Li Ka-shing with his son, Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, at a company dinner in Wan Chai on January 10. Li is one of the four 90-somethings among Hong Kong’s 10 richest people. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Paul Yip

Paul Yip

Paul Yip is the founding director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at the University of Hong Kong, and a professor at the university's Department of Social Work and Social Administration. His interests include suicide prevention, population health and poverty research. He serves as the secretary general of the Asian Population Association and the research chair of the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong. He was a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit and a member of the Hong Kong government's Steering Committee on Population Policy.

Edward Pinkney

Edward Pinkney

Edward Pinkney is a programme officer at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, working primarily on mental health and poverty related projects. He received a Masters of Public Health from HKU in 2015, and previously worked in the UK in the charity sector, coordinating mental health campaigns in schools and universities. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, and has recently had research published on the subjects of inequalities and public health marketing.