The number of Hongkongers living below the poverty line hit a 10-year high in 2018. Photo: Sam Tsang The number of Hongkongers living below the poverty line hit a 10-year high in 2018. Photo: Sam Tsang
The number of Hongkongers living below the poverty line hit a 10-year high in 2018. Photo: Sam Tsang
Poverty

One in five Hongkongers living below the poverty line in 2018, as concern groups warn falling economy may cause situation to get worse

  • Following policy interventions, the number dropped from 1.4 million to just over 1 million but still remained higher than 2017 figure
  • Number of people below poverty line highest in a decade

Topic |   Poverty
The number of Hongkongers living below the poverty line hit a 10-year high in 2018. Photo: Sam Tsang The number of Hongkongers living below the poverty line hit a 10-year high in 2018. Photo: Sam Tsang
The number of Hongkongers living below the poverty line hit a 10-year high in 2018. Photo: Sam Tsang
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