Editorial : All focus on housing in the policy address

【明報專訊】CHIEF Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will present the policy address today (Oct 10), in which the issue of land and housing is expected to top the agenda. With the Task Force on Land Supply releasing its report only at the end of this year, what the policy address will propose today about increasing land supply is of wide concern. Hong Kong society has been facing too many long-standing major problems that are hard to tackle. The Sino-US trade war is adding even more uncertainties to the local economic outlook. It is impractical to expect the policy address to magically solve all the problems at once. Still, the policy address should bring hopes to our society and boost people's confidence that they still have a chance to improve the situation regarding those pressing problems. It should not give people the impression that they can only leave everything to destiny helplessly and "wait for good luck".