CSSA (Comprehensive Social Security Assistance) Rights Defence and a group of elderly protest against raising the age threshold for the programme at the central government offices in Tamar on Wednesday. Photo: Jonathan Wong/SCMP

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy and pro-Beijing camps join forces in Legislative Council to call for government U-turn on elderly assistance age change

  • Non-binding motion will go to a vote on Thursday morning, urging rethink on lifting eligibility age for welfare payments from 60 to 65
  • ‘I haven’t seen such a united front among lawmakers,’ says 19-year veteran of the chamber
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CSSA (Comprehensive Social Security Assistance) Rights Defence and a group of elderly protest against raising the age threshold for the programme at the central government offices in Tamar on Wednesday. Photo: Jonathan Wong/SCMP
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