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Cardboard grannies a sad symbol of Hong Kong's widening wealth gap

They add up to almost 40% more than the registered Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Rolls Royces in the bustling Asian financial centre
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 05:50

Madam Fok says that she gets up at 4am in order to get a head start on the other elderly residents competing fiercely for scrap in her neighbourhood, Sham Shui Po, the poorest in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong

THEY start sometimes at dawn and work frequently into the night, an army of old workers manoeuvering carts around the streets of Hong Kong. Their spines bent with back trouble or simply the burdens of life-long toil, they're collecting cardboard boxes to sell to recyclers for

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