An elderly woman collects cardboard boxes on a street in Mong Kok in February 2020. It is no longer acceptable to protect businesses while allowing those who have worked hard their entire lives, but still do not have a basic standard of living, to continue to suffer. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
An elderly woman collects cardboard boxes on a street in Mong Kok in February 2020. It is no longer acceptable to protect businesses while allowing those who have worked hard their entire lives, but still do not have a basic standard of living, to continue to suffer. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Adrian Ho
Opinion

Opinion

Adrian Ho

Could Beijing’s ‘common prosperity’ model work for Hong Kong?

  • Hong Kong must act quickly to reduce income inequality and the poverty rate, provide affordable housing and ensure fair competition
  • In doing so, the city could serve as an example of what is achievable when capitalism extends beyond just generating wealth for a few

An elderly woman collects cardboard boxes on a street in Mong Kok in February 2020. It is no longer acceptable to protect businesses while allowing those who have worked hard their entire lives, but still do not have a basic standard of living, to continue to suffer. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
An elderly woman collects cardboard boxes on a street in Mong Kok in February 2020. It is no longer acceptable to protect businesses while allowing those who have worked hard their entire lives, but still do not have a basic standard of living, to continue to suffer. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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