In Hong Kong, no space for the dead

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In Hong Kong, no space for the dead

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"We Chinese want to flip everything, urn spaces and graves are no exception, just something to make money on". With 50,000 Hong Kongers estimated to die this year and only 855 new public urn spaces left, real estate is exorbitantly expensive not just for the living, but also for the dead. A single urn space can cost up to US$125,000 and a burial plot, US$500,000. 

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