Hong Kong’s population time bomb: Carrie Lam says elderly can move north, city will draw mainland Chinese, overseas talent. Not so easy, experts argue.

An assessment by Hong Kong’s leader that she was not too worried about the city’s declining population as it could rely on overseas or mainland Chinese talent and reduce the burdens posed by the elderly by having them live across the border has sparked an outcry among experts.Accusing her of being cavalier about the impact of the crisis of shrinking young talent and a ballooning ageing population, the experts urged her to take a harder look at the issue and come up with better solutions.They…