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
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

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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
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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