Welfare chief Law Chi-kwong hopes the new scheme will encourage those aged between 60 and 64 to return to the job market, travel more, or work as volunteers. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong welfare chief Law Chi-kwong says latest relief measures aimed at the elderly and low-income people will pose a burden on city’s coffers

  • But he says financial pressure on the government will decrease gradually due to a slower growth of the elderly expenses from next decade
  • Elderly Commission chairman Lam Ching-choi says the new measures reflect a change in the administration’s attitude in governing following the protests
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Welfare chief Law Chi-kwong hopes the new scheme will encourage those aged between 60 and 64 to return to the job market, travel more, or work as volunteers. Photo: Nora Tam
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Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.