Then development secretary Paul Chan (far right), with (left to right) then chief secretary Carrie Lam, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Transport and Housing chief Anthony Cheung, as the administration meets the press on the commission of inquiry into the 2015 water contamination scandal, on July 17 that year. Leung has made his preference clear for Lam as his successor, and Chan is expected to support him on the issue. Photo: David Wong

Scandal-hit Paul Chan gets a shot at redemption, and even glory, with first budget for Hong Kong

Alice Wu says the budget gives the former development chief an opportunity to both cement his allegiance to the current administration and showcase a more sensible fiscal vision than that of veteran ‘Scrooge’ John Tsang

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Then development secretary Paul Chan (far right), with (left to right) then chief secretary Carrie Lam, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Transport and Housing chief Anthony Cheung, as the administration meets the press on the commission of inquiry into the 2015 water contamination scandal, on July 17 that year. Leung has made his preference clear for Lam as his successor, and Chan is expected to support him on the issue. Photo: David Wong
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