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 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

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

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 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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