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Poverty Situation in Hong Kong / Anti-straws 00:59:00 2017-11-22
On Wednesday's Backchat we're talking about poverty. The Hong Kong Poverty Situation Report for 2016 showed that 1.35 million residents were living below the official poverty line, with the figure dropping to a million  after factoring in cash interventions from the government. Why are there so many poor in our rich city? Are they really poor, or is the poverty line a bad way to reveal real hardship? What is life actually like below the poverty line? And how do we reduce the numbers? Call us on 23388266 or email After 9.20, the last straw; getting rid of one-use plastic.