'One-fifth of Hong Kong poor'
- Published: 28 Sep 2013 at 15.30
- Online news:
HONG KONG - One-fifth of Hong Kong's population lives in poverty, says a report that establishes an official poverty line in the affluent Chinese territory for the first time.
The finding underscores the challenge Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying faces in seeking to narrow a record wealth gap.
About 1.3 million people, or 19.6% of the population, were below the poverty line last year, according to the report released on Saturday.
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