Hong Kong, facing an exodus, offers money to babies

Hong Kong, facing an exodus, offers money to babies

Updated October 28, 2023 at 12:05 a.m. ET

HONG KONG—The Hong Kong government is grappling with an exodus of citizens and a plummeting birth rate. His solution: subsidize pregnancy.

The city has lost its appeal among some residents over the past four years, hit by strict rules during the Covid-19 pandemic, concerns over Beijing’s growing political influence and competition from Singapore and China. elsewhere. Those who choose to stay in the city are increasingly giving up on having children: Hong Kong’s fertility rate is the lowest in the world.

Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8



With a penchant for words, Eleon Smith began writing at an early age. As editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, he honed his skills telling impactful stories. Smith went on to study journalism at Columbia University, where he graduated top of his class. After interning at the New York Times, Smith landed a role as a news writer. Over the past decade, he has covered major events like presidential elections and natural disasters. His ability to craft compelling narratives that capture the human experience has earned him acclaim. Though writing is his passion, Eleon also enjoys hiking, cooking and reading historical fiction in his free time. With an eye for detail and knack for storytelling, he continues making his mark at the forefront of journalism.
Back to top button