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Poor, unskilled and unrecognised: Hong Kong’s ‘street stall grannies’ show city’s elderly are falling through the cracks

On Apliu Street in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong s poorest district, an elderly woman in a pink floral shirt and old trainers sits on a wooden stool before a cart of stacked sundries. She lays out a variety of second-hand goods on the ground. These sunglasses look amazing. They re only HK$15 dollars, brother, says the woman, who only wants to be known as Hung. She beams at an elderly man perusing a pair of Sony 3D glasses that originally costs HK$100 (US$12.70). Neither...

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