Hong Kong’s birth rate is on track to hit a 24-year low, with educators warning of a wave of kindergarten closures without an infusion of government funds. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong’s birth rate is on track to hit a 24-year low, with educators warning of a wave of kindergarten closures without an infusion of government funds. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Hong Kong’s birth rate on track to hit 24-year low, with local schools fearing closures as enrolment declines

  • The number of children born in the first 11 months of last year was down 12 per cent from the same period in 2020
  • Educators are now calling for more government subsidies for kindergartens, warning there could be a wave of school closures otherwise

Hong Kong’s birth rate is on track to hit a 24-year low, with educators warning of a wave of kindergarten closures without an infusion of government funds. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong’s birth rate is on track to hit a 24-year low, with educators warning of a wave of kindergarten closures without an infusion of government funds. Photo: Sam Tsang
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