Archive for the ‘December 2010 – Poverty in Hong Kong’ Category

Without a Penny

Without a Penny

December’s Periscope looks at poverty in Hong Kong: Young and Poor: poor youth face uncertain future Working More for Less: Hong Kong’s working poor struggle to stay above the breadline Lacklustre Golden Years: what can the city do when one out of three of the elderly is now living in poverty?

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Young and Poor in Hong Kong

Young and Poor in Hong Kong

Reporters: Katherine Chan and Melanie Leung With a cap pulled over his head and a pair of black-rimmed glasses, 22-year-old Jay looks like a typical Hong Kong youngster. His eyes are glazed over with fatigue – not because of endless hours spent playing computer games but from long hours of work, day in, day out. […]

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Poverty Rife Among Hong Kong’s Elderly

Poverty Rife Among Hong Kong’s Elderly

Reporters: Edith Liu and Rebecca Wong The best money saving advice may not come from financial planners, but from the 290,000 elderly people who are now living in poverty in Hong Kong. They sit idly in the park, leaving their home appliances switched off to avoid steep electricity bills. They visit the markets at sunset […]

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No Respite for Hong Kong’s Working Poor

No Respite for Hong Kong’s Working Poor

Reporters: Andrew Choi Tsz-hong and Piano Ho On a typical work day, 50-year old Tsoi Wai-man wakes up at around 5 a.m., gets ready and walks to the office to start his shift as a security guard at 6.45 a.m. The shift is supposed to end at 7 p.m. but he often ends up staying […]

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