A resident watches TV in a common area in front of his bed which he rents for $167 as his home in Hong Kong

 
A resident watches TV in a common area in front of his bed which he rents for $167 as his home in Hong Kong
A resident watches TV in a common area in front of his bed which he rents for $167 as his home in Hong Kong November 1, 2012. In October, Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying singled out the re-emergence of cage homes - wire mesh hutches stacked on top of each other - and cubicle apartments as issues that highlighted the gravity of poverty that existed alongside one of Asia's glittering financial centres. More than 1.1 million people, or 17 percent of Hong Kong's population, lived below the poverty line in 2011, earning less than HK$3,500 ($450) per month, according to the Hong Kong Council of Social Services. It defined poverty as earning less than half of the average monthly income. Picture taken November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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