I say: If I were Chief Executive of Hong Kong, I would ...

I say: If I were Chief Executive of Hong Kong, I would ...

Each week we’ll choose readers’ responses to share. This week we want to know:

Handouts to the needy

I would hand out all the money among the city’s poor. Perhaps you might think I am crazy. What about Hong Kong’s economy, you may ask. You’re too reckless!

But hold on … my family was very poor when I was three years old. It was very difficult to survive, so I don’t want anyone to be in that situation. I think my sincerity would move everyone who doesn’t agree with me.

Jacky Chow Tin-ching, 12, STFA Tam Pak Yu College

Aid to the poor

I would give money to poor people and also urge the city’s residents to help the needy.

Sze Hin-hang, 12, Henrietta Secondary School

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Save the waters

I would like to solve the problem of marine pollution and tell people not to throw things into the sea. Oceans are so polluted by oil spills, chemical waste from factories, and people throwing plastic rubbish into the sea. As a result, millions of marine animals are killed every year.

Alice To, 12, Pope Paul VI College


I would make Hong Kong plastic-free and smoke-free. I would ban plastic because I hate to see people throwing plastic rubbish on the ground or into the sea. Plastic is killing marine animals and it’s sad to see them die. Smoking would also be banned because it kills a lot of people every year. Smoking also causes air pollution. #MakeHKbetter.

Eric Leung, 10, Harrow International School Hong Kong

I say: If I had a million dollars…

Choo choo

I would do my best to work with my colleagues and professionals to improve the railway system. There have been several problems, especially signal failures, on MTR lines over the past few months. This has caused a lot of inconvenience to the public. I would improve the railway system so that people’s daily lives won’t be affected.

Claire Chow, 13, Pope Paul VI College

A city of better learning

I would change Hong Kong’s education system because it puts too much pressure on students. I would also build more flats to solve the city’s housing shortage.

Fiona Kong, 14, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

I say: If I could live anywhere in the world...​

Smoking kills

I would impose tough measures against all kinds of cigarettes, including e-cigarettes. Smoking is bad for your health, while second-hand smoke can also be a serious health risk, especially for children who are living with parents who smoke. I would reduce the smoking zones in Hong Kong and raise the taxes on cigarettes. This way, the number of smokers would be reduced, and Hongkongers would accept my policies.

Yip Tsz-ching, 17, Maryknoll Secondary School

Next week’s question is:

If you could have any pet, what would it be and why?

To take part, send your answers to yp@scmp.com. Include your full name, class, school and age. Then check next week’s paper to see if your answer is featured!

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
If I were Chief Executive of Hong Kong, I would …


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