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Ugly Hongkongers who demonise migrants

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One-way permits for mainland migrants into Hong Kong are not the cause of overcrowding in public hospitals, lengthening queues for public housing, or over-exploitation of social welfare. Even as a contributing factor, they play a completely negligible role.

Such social entitlement programmes are tearing at the seams because of the city’s changing circumstances and misguided policies, and misallocation of resources by successive local administrations since the 1997 handover of sovereignty. But the problems that many locals now face have become a daily struggle, and that has understandably created widespread malaise and discontent among many.

Localists have been quick to make mainland migrants scapegoats and populist politicians, who once carried the banners of tolerance and democracy, are only too........

© South China Morning Post