Hong Kong recorded a surge in the number of people living under the poverty line. Photo: Felix Wong Hong Kong recorded a surge in the number of people living under the poverty line. Photo: Felix Wong
Hong Kong recorded a surge in the number of people living under the poverty line. Photo: Felix Wong
Poverty

Hong Kong protests, US-China trade war blamed as city marks high of 1.5 million under poverty line ... and that’s just for 2019

  • Latest government report based on figures compared with 2018, and does not take into account Covid-19 pandemic this year
  • But expert cautions against reading too much into statistics as numbers reflect relative poverty, with poverty line set at 50 per cent of median household income

Topic |   Poverty
Hong Kong recorded a surge in the number of people living under the poverty line. Photo: Felix Wong Hong Kong recorded a surge in the number of people living under the poverty line. Photo: Felix Wong
Hong Kong recorded a surge in the number of people living under the poverty line. Photo: Felix Wong
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