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Talk: Poverty in the Midst of Affluence

The HKSAR Government has made a determined effort since 1998 to reduce its commitment to the provision of public housing and social services on grounds of economic uncertainty, the risk of “free riders” and traditional Chinese values. Yet, the SAR is among the world’s most stable and prosperous post-industrial economies, with no public debt and ample government reserves. The presentation will review this policy: the decision-makers’ motives, the bureaucracy’s priorities, the role of business, and the relevant official social data.

The event was organised by Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong.

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