Editorial : A chasm between generations exposed by the debate on land supply

【明報專訊】NOT long after the "big debate" on land supply was kicked off, a chasm between generations has already been exposed. The Land Supply Task Force has left no stone unturned in exploring options for providing land in 30 years' time. The long-term purpose is to seek better living conditions for later generations and increase their chances of buying their first homes. However, young people apparently think very differently from the older generation in respect of land and housing. For example, while most older adults have expressed support for land reclamation, the young generation are generally opposed to it. This involves not only an ideological difference but also the young people's lack of confidence in the system. They feel helpless about the status quo and have no idea what the future will be like. The situation is worrying.