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For Hong Kong’s elderly minibus and taxi drivers, health issues, low pay make for a tough road

Hong Kong native Chan Fung-yuen served as a minibus driver for 40 years until last year, when he was forced to quit because of his health. At 70, Chan is one of the city s 210,000 licensed public transport drivers over the age of 60, and it is a group whose involvement in accidents has nearly tripled in the past decade, according to government figures. I wanted to earn more but my health did not allow me, Chan said. For my own safety and that of others, I thought I...

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