Mr Chung Chi-ping, Roy

Mr Chung Chi-ping, Roy

Founder of Techtronic Industries Company Limited and SC. Net member

"With the setting sun unrivalled in its splendour, why should we be distressed by the nearing dusk?"

In the face of an ageing population, how important do you think it is to encourage the elderly to participate in community activities, for the sake of both the elderly and our society?

With the advances in medical technology and the decrease in birth rate, ageing population is one of the most significant global trends in the 21st century. The elderly are often stereotyped as “social burden”, but as long as they are provided with favourable conditions and opportunities, they can still put their skills and experience into play. Their rich life experience also makes them wiser.

As our society keeps on progressing, more people understand the meaning of “active ageing”. In future, the new generation of elderly will be more educated and healthier. If we can enable them to spend their period of “golden age” wisely and participate actively in the community, society, economy as well as family activities, not only their life quality can be enhanced, but they can also contribute to society with their abilities. They can become a new force to promote the development of society and economy and achieve positive impact on our society. People often think “the sunset is perfect except that it is near dusk”, but I would say, "With the setting sun unrivalled in its splendour, why should we be distressed by the nearing dusk?"

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