An elderly man walks along a Kowloon promenade next to Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. Photo: AFP

Extra billions in social welfare spending ‘failing to meet needs’ of Hong Kong’s ageing population

Research released by the city’s legislature shows that despite pledges to spend more in the coming years, Hong Kong is still underprepared for a greying citizenry, and some funds even go unused

Topic |   Ageing society

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An elderly man walks along a Kowloon promenade next to Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. Photo: AFP
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Olga Wong

Olga Wong

Olga Wong has focused on covering the environment, housing, urban planning and the ageing population at the Post since 2007. Her award-winning stories exposed loopholes in the Small House Policy and developers' unscrupulous sales tactics. She also worked at Ming Pao and was awarded the Best Young Reporter by the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong in 2001.

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.