CAPITALISING ON THE SILVER WORKFORCE AND OTHER INNOVATIVE METHODS CONSIDERED TO TACKLE AGEING TALENT TSUNAMI

AN ELDERLY person at home is like a living golden treasure. So runs an oft-quoted Chinese proverb – but Hong Kong is starting to ponder its worth in the wake of a warning that the city faces an “ageing tsunami” along with much of the region where innovative plans are being considered to tackle the looming crisis. Labour Secretary Law Chi-kwong sounded the alarm when he cited official figures indicating that by 2066 Hong Kong – current population seven million – would likely have to cope with around 2.5 million over-85s, four times as many as it does ...


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