Principal officials in Leung Chun-ying’s government line up in June 2012 after their nominations were approved by Beijing. Photo: David Wong

Why is Hong Kong still giving out colonial-era perks to its civil servants?

Peter Kammerer says the billions of dollars of taxpayer money being spent on benefits that once made sense for expat officials in a hardship posting defy logic in today’s Hong Kong

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Principal officials in Leung Chun-ying’s government line up in June 2012 after their nominations were approved by Beijing. Photo: David Wong
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