Above all, Hong Kong wants good governance

Commentary / World Oct 28, 2014

Above all, Hong Kong wants good governance

by Sin-ming Shaw

Rather than demands for democracy, the recent massive public demonstrations by students and young members of Hong Kong's middle class are actually about poor governance by a succession of leaders who were picked by China's central government more for their loyalty than for their ...

One-fifth in H.K. 'living in poverty'

Asia Pacific / Social Issues Sep 28, 2013

One-fifth in H.K. 'living in poverty'

A fifth of Hong Kong's population is living in poverty, underscoring the challenge Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying faces in seeking to narrow a record wealth gap. About 1.3 million people, or 19.6 percent of the population, were below the poverty line last year, according to ...