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In this Jan. 25, 2013 photo, 62-year-old Cheng Man Wai climbs up to the 1.5 square meter (16 square feet) cage he calls home, in Hong Kong. For many of the richest people in Hong Kong, one of Asia's wealthiest cities, home is a mansion with an expansive view from the heights of Victoria Peak. For some of the poorest, home is a metal cage. Some 100,000 people in the former British colony live in what's known as inadequate housing, according to the Society for Community Organization, a social welfare group. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

In this Jan. 25, 2013 photo, 62-year-old Cheng Man Wai climbs up to the 1.5 square meter (16 square feet) cage he calls home, in Hong Kong. For many of the richest people in Hong Kong, one of Asia's wealthiest cities, home is a mansion with an expansive view from the heights of Victoria Peak. For some of the poorest, home is a metal cage. Some 100,000 people in the former British colony live in what's known as inadequate housing, according to the Society for Community Organization, a social welfare group. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong's cramped quarters

February 7, 2013

With more than 200,000 people in Hong Kong currently on waiting lists for subsidized public housing, droves have downsized or moved into
factory buildings, sub-divided "slaughtered" flats that can accommodate multiple families, or moved into "cage homes", wire-mesh hutches stacked on top of each other in crowded rooms.

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