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Opinion

COVID-19 is only making Hong Kong's inequality worse

Low taxes and poor safety net need to change to help working and middle classes

| Hong Kong
An empty restaurant with social distancing screens displayed on the tables in Hong Kong, pictured on July 16: job losses are acute among lower-paid services workers.   © Sipa/AP

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."

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