A record high of 1.38 million city residents were living below the official poverty line in 2017. Photo: Benny Lam

How can Hong Kong’s poor beat poverty when work doesn’t pay?

  • The number of city residents living below the poverty line keeps rising. Experts say hand-outs alone will not solve the problem, and labour market reforms are sorely needed
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A record high of 1.38 million city residents were living below the official poverty line in 2017. Photo: Benny Lam
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