Residents living in illegal cubicle homes on Sing Win Factory industrial building’s rooftop in Kwun Tong. Photo: Dickson Lee

Record 1.37 million people living below poverty line in Hong Kong as government blames rise on ageing population and city’s improving economy

  • Official figures put number 25,000 higher than previous year, as poverty rate also hits seven-year high
  • Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung denies claims government is not doing enough to combat problem in city
Topic |   Poverty

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Residents living in illegal cubicle homes on Sing Win Factory industrial building’s rooftop in Kwun Tong. Photo: Dickson Lee
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