Hong Kong has enjoyed great economic success over the past two decades, but the official poverty rate stood at 14.3 per cent in 2015. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong has enjoyed great economic success over the past two decades, but the official poverty rate stood at 14.3 per cent in 2015. Photo: Sam Tsang
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How many Hongkongers are really living in poverty?

According to one calculation over a quarter of people are on the edge of poverty, but some critics of relief efforts argue the statisticians have got their sums wrong

Hong Kong has enjoyed great economic success over the past two decades, but the official poverty rate stood at 14.3 per cent in 2015. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong has enjoyed great economic success over the past two decades, but the official poverty rate stood at 14.3 per cent in 2015. Photo: Sam Tsang
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