Demonstrators protest against the new budget outside the government offices this week. The manipulation of the accounts both to conceal surpluses and make them harder to access in future is one reason for distrust of government in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
Philip Bowring
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Philip Bowring

Big business wins again in John Tsang’s budget for Hong Kong

Philip Bowring says the financial secretary has again presented a budget that coddles the rich and powerful while offering mere crumbs to SMEs and disadvantaged groups

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Demonstrators protest against the new budget outside the government offices this week. The manipulation of the accounts both to conceal surpluses and make them harder to access in future is one reason for distrust of government in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
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