Friday 5 June 2020
Home      All news      Contact us     
scmp - 14 days ago

No more cross-border commuting: as coronavirus pandemic brings Hongkongers back from mainland, some end up homeless, jobless, needing help

Before the coronavirus pandemic struck, Hongkonger Chu Lui, 49, lived in Shenzhen and travelled to Hong Kong every day to work as a chef.The divorced father of two moved to the mainland city alone in 2016, drawn by its low cost of living. The 900 sq ft two-bedroom flat he rented there cost about HK$2,800 (US$361) a month, whereas the going rate for a comparable flat on Hong Kong Island would be about HK$35,000 a month on average.“That was worth it. Life was stable,” he says. He did not mind…

Related news

Latest News
Hashtags:   

cross

 | 

border

 | 

commuting

 | 

coronavirus

 | 

pandemic

 | 

brings

 | 

Hongkongers

 | 

mainland

 | 

homeless

 | 

jobless

 | 

needing

 | 
Most Popular (6 hours)

Most Popular (24 hours)

Most Popular (a week)

Sources