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Should Hong Kong's legislature approve a HK$100m donation to Sichuan earthquake victims?

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 23 April, 2013, 7:22am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 23 April, 2013, 7:22am

  • Yes: 1%
  • Yes but with conditions to prevent misuse: 8%
  • No: 91%
  • Yes
  • Yes but with conditions to prevent misuse
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the sun also rises
according to the poll, 91% against the donation of our government to the disaster relief aid by the Mainland local governments which are notorious for their corruption by using relief fund for private purposes ! And 7% agree to the Leung Proposal but with conditions to prevent misuse----how can our Carrie Cheng monitor the use of the relife fund ? I wonder. Only just 1% among thousands of the readers here agree to the Leung proposal without any conditions !
wongavery
NO. Not to the government at the very least. I do not trust provincial governments and I don't think I will for many years to come. I'm not going to feed the dirty habits of these greedy officials and if CY plans to donate money for the cause, he better donate it through a charitable organization that the provincial government won't stick their nose in!
Moreover, Beijing has got the money, they can fix it. Its the provincial governments fault if they can't fix this themselves!
RMY
Donations should be on personal capacity. Besides, BeiJing is extremely wealthy.
Hong Kong is a subset of China. The head of Hong Kong can call him/herself Chief Executive, President, Chancellor, Premier, Prime Minister or even King or Queen of Hong Kong, but in Chinese Mandarin, the title is just same as Governor. As they say, you can call whatever your want in International English, but Chinese Mandarin takes priority in govt negotiations. HK and Macau needs BeiJing more than the other way around.
Sit Bo Lei
It is for individuals to make charitable donations for this worthy cause. Government should not force matters by donating taking tax-payers money. Rather, it should facilitate collection of funds from donors which it might make tax deductible.
ggsize
No, but this has nothing to do with China vs. Hong Kong, or corruption. It is tax payer money and should be used only to run Hong Kong's government. Charity should be private.
blue
"the polls is well-designed indeed !"

Have you ever taken a statistics class? Because you're talking complete rubbish! It's not a scientific poll. You're a totally mindless babbling parrot. It's really tiring seeing you post under your 100 usernames. You don't even understand democracy since you think democracy is not allowing any form of opposing voice since you support shouting down and suppressing the Pro Beijing side just as much as you claim the Pro Beijing side does the same back.
req
This poll only represents english speakers... so convenient for them to withhold money and claim corruption. Could be that the journalists bribe people to claim the money is going the wrong way. I don't care if they demolish a school built out of HK funding, you don't give gifts and dictate terms.
Dai Muff
This is not a "gift" and especially not to corrupt officials. It's a charity donation for the needy. Ever heard the saying: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me"?
fifty_cent
Anyone who's able to read english can vote and the poll represents the public will. I do care the government to use the money from taxpayers as the gift.
By the way, What's the remuneration of posting the reply in SCMP? 5 bulks I guess?
oxymoron5
An ASTOUNDING YES! Since HK depends so much on the tourist industry particularly the amount of $ the mainlanders bring in, we must somehow put up a show (lick their boots) so in turn, the people in high places in the motherland will be pleased AND, the money donated will make the rich richer and in turn they will spend more money in HK. What goes around comes around. Now everybody wins. Isn't this always the game we playing all these years?

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