Hong Kong: Aged and Abandoned - 101 East


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Office workers rush past, oblivious to the army of grey-haired residents toiling in the shadows of Hong Kong's soaring skyscrapers. Dragging trolleys laden with waste, they sell whatever they can collect for just a few dollars. Hong Kong is home to 64 billionaires and has the highest number of Rolls-Royces per capita in the world. But one in three elderly people lives in poverty - one of the highest senior poverty rates in the developed world. And with a rapidly ageing population, Hong Kong could soon face a "silver tsunami". 101 East asks why so many elderly residents are struggling to survive in one of the world's richest cities. More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101eastYT Facebook - http://facebook.com/101east Twitter - http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram - http://instagram.com/aj101east Website - http://aljazeera.com/101east
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