A balancing act

A balancing act

Walk around Causeway Bay on a Sunday afternoon and one of Hong Kong's biggest problems soon becomes clear: there isn't enough space. This leads to all sorts of issues, such as the rising rents which force poor families to live in cage homes.

To solve this problem, the government recently suggested using country park land to build more flats. Of course, environmentalists were strongly against this proposal. I understand that it is important we protect our beautiful countryside.

But equally it can be damaging to overdevelop areas which are already very busy. Air pollution is already very bad in our city.

Personally, I feel we need to find a balance. As long as important ecological areas are not destroyed, there may be a case to expand a little into our country parks.

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
A balancing act

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