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Club Lunch: Why Poverty Worsens in Hong Kong

Mr. Leo F. Goodstadt’s latest book, Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged its Prosperity, was launched at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club lunch on 14 November 2013. Mr. Goodstadt explained how the community’s social well-being has deteriorated because government and business leaders insist that welfare spending is a luxury that Hong Kong can barely afford.

More details at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club website

Video recording

Media coverage:

15 Nov 2013 South China Morning Post page EDT2 – ‘It’s time to attend to the poor and needy

15 Nov 2013 The Standard page P10 – ‘Ex-policy chief warns of services breakdown

15 Nov 2013 Metro Hong Kong page 49 – ‘New kind of poverty developing in HK

15 Nov 2013 Mingpao page A16 – ‘批港府扶貧不力 顧汝德:派錢愚蠢’

15 Nov 2013 Apple Daily page A06 – ‘指港府現金足  顧汝德再轟滅貧不力

15 Nov 2013 Wen Wei Po page A22 – 顧汝德:派錢無助港解貧窮’