The number of poor rose despite the government raising the poverty line last year.
This is good too:
For single person households it is set at HK$4,000 (£388).
That’s in the top 20% of global incomes, yes, after adjusting for price differences.
“Economic growth can not help the lower classes share in the economic achievements,” said a spokesman for the Society for Community Organisation, an NGO that works with the poor.
Hong Kong’s GDP per capita is ranked among the highest of any country or territory, according to the World Bank, and exceeds the UK, Germany and Japan.
It’s amazing how twisted you’ve got to be to believe those three together.