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Only political game in town attracts the young

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Most young people have no interest in a political career, according to a new survey of randomly selected interviewees by a youth group. Neither do they trust their government.

However, the civil service has been named the city’s most desirable employer, says another study, which surveyed thousands of students from six local universities. It’s now even preferable to perennial favourite boss Google and four big banks. How do we make sense of such anomalies?

According to think tank Youth IDEAS, which polled 520 people aged 18 to 34, 68.5 per cent believed a lack of talent was a major hindrance to effective governance, while 66.7 per cent expressed a lack of trust in the government. But most ruled out going into politics, for reasons such as a lack of relevant skills, political polarisation and an........

© South China Morning Post