A courtyard in Shi Hua Ying, a slum-like village in downtown Beijing. Photo: Simon Song A courtyard in Shi Hua Ying, a slum-like village in downtown Beijing. Photo: Simon Song
A courtyard in Shi Hua Ying, a slum-like village in downtown Beijing. Photo: Simon Song
Poverty

Tales from Beijing and Hong Kong show challenge of fighting poverty, especially among working poor

The mainland has bigger ambitions than Hong Kong when it comes to raising the fortunes of its residents, but for both, the task is made more onerous by high home prices

Topic |   Poverty
A courtyard in Shi Hua Ying, a slum-like village in downtown Beijing. Photo: Simon Song A courtyard in Shi Hua Ying, a slum-like village in downtown Beijing. Photo: Simon Song
A courtyard in Shi Hua Ying, a slum-like village in downtown Beijing. Photo: Simon Song
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