Poverty in Hong Kong hit a seven-year high, with one in 5 residents surviving on less than US$512 a month, according to government figures. Photo: Edward Wong

Poverty in Hong Kong hits record high, with 1 in 5 people considered poor

Government says ageing population and smaller family sizes have ‘constantly pushed’ up city’s poverty rate but stresses that study only measures income, not assets

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Poverty in Hong Kong hit a seven-year high, with one in 5 residents surviving on less than US$512 a month, according to government figures. Photo: Edward Wong
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