Li Ching-wan, 12; his mother Li Yan-ling; and his brother Tang Chung-kai, 9, at home in Sham Shui Po. Photo: David Wong

Why impoverished young Hongkongers are deprived of more than food

Experts argue they risk falling further behind in their personal development as they lack engagement with peers and extracurricular activities

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Li Ching-wan, 12; his mother Li Yan-ling; and his brother Tang Chung-kai, 9, at home in Sham Shui Po. Photo: David Wong
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Josh Ye

Josh Ye

Josh is a reporter at Abacus. He was previously a reporter and a video producer for the South China Morning Post. Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in English and philosophy, he's now pursuing a law degree at the University of Hong Kong. Outside of work, he's a pop culture junkie, an avid listener of audiobooks and a huge fan of American sports.

Jessie Lau

Jessie Lau

Jessie Lau is a journalist with the South China Morning Post covering Hong Kong news and social affairs. Working primarily for the paper’s City Weekend edition, she writes features and news stories on diverse topics including human rights, culture and the environment. Originally from Hong Kong, she joined SCMP in 2015 after graduating with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in English. Prior to joining SCMP, Jessie helped edit San Quentin News, an inmate-produced newspaper at San Quentin State Prison, served as news editor for UC Berkeley’s independent student newspaper and reported as a political intern for Capitol Weekly. Follow her on Twitter/Instagram @_laujessie or visit her website at www.laujessie.com.