Wong Suet-ying, 70, should be enjoying retirement but finds herself in a daily struggle to make ends meet, like hundreds of thousands of her fellow Hongkongers. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Wong Suet-ying, 70, should be enjoying retirement but finds herself in a daily struggle to make ends meet, like hundreds of thousands of her fellow Hongkongers. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Wong Suet-ying, 70, should be enjoying retirement but finds herself in a daily struggle to make ends meet, like hundreds of thousands of her fellow Hongkongers. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Poor in Hong Kong: life is hardest for the elderly, jobless and single-parent families living on a pittance

  • Experts say current help measures aren’t enough as 2018 figures show 1.4 million living below poverty line
  • Elderly poor population swells to 516,600 as retirees with no income struggle

Topic |   Poverty
Wong Suet-ying, 70, should be enjoying retirement but finds herself in a daily struggle to make ends meet, like hundreds of thousands of her fellow Hongkongers. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Wong Suet-ying, 70, should be enjoying retirement but finds herself in a daily struggle to make ends meet, like hundreds of thousands of her fellow Hongkongers. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Wong Suet-ying, 70, should be enjoying retirement but finds herself in a daily struggle to make ends meet, like hundreds of thousands of her fellow Hongkongers. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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