Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.
Natasha Chak is a first year student from Hong Kong. Three years ago she explored the housing problem in her home city. In her own words: “Inadequate housing such as the cages or bunk beds in old buildings are the results of poorly planned government housing policies. Hong Kong also has one of the world’s highest GINI coefficient and the essay creates a contrast with the prosperity that people usually associate Hong Kong with.”
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