One Hongkonger in every five was living below the poverty line last year, official figures show. Photo: Felix Wong One Hongkonger in every five was living below the poverty line last year, official figures show. Photo: Felix Wong
One Hongkonger in every five was living below the poverty line last year, official figures show. Photo: Felix Wong
Poverty

Poverty figures in Hong Kong not as high as official report shows, welfare chief Law Chi-kwong says, as allowances not taken into account

  • Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong argues the number of people living below the poverty line is about half a million less than reported
  • He says it will be hard to eliminate poverty completely unless the government charges high taxes, which is unlikely to happen

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One Hongkonger in every five was living below the poverty line last year, official figures show. Photo: Felix Wong One Hongkonger in every five was living below the poverty line last year, official figures show. Photo: Felix Wong
One Hongkonger in every five was living below the poverty line last year, official figures show. Photo: Felix Wong
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