Workers dismantle bamboo scaffolding on a block of flats in Hong Kong on December 8. Hong Kong must increase its supply of affordable housing, as it is clear the central government is serious about the city “bidding farewell” to subdivided flats and cage homes. Photo: EPA-EFE
Workers dismantle bamboo scaffolding on a block of flats in Hong Kong on December 8. Hong Kong must increase its supply of affordable housing, as it is clear the central government is serious about the city “bidding farewell” to subdivided flats and cage homes. Photo: EPA-EFE
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

To stay in Beijing’s good books, Carrie Lam must get to grips with Hong Kong’s housing crisis

  • A reception in Zhongnanhai and words of praise from the country’s top leaders won’t get Lam very far if her administration does not begin to solve the city’s long-time livelihood and housing problems

Workers dismantle bamboo scaffolding on a block of flats in Hong Kong on December 8. Hong Kong must increase its supply of affordable housing, as it is clear the central government is serious about the city “bidding farewell” to subdivided flats and cage homes. Photo: EPA-EFE
Workers dismantle bamboo scaffolding on a block of flats in Hong Kong on December 8. Hong Kong must increase its supply of affordable housing, as it is clear the central government is serious about the city “bidding farewell” to subdivided flats and cage homes. Photo: EPA-EFE
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