Elderly citizens in Sham Tsui Po watch Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po deliver his budget for 2017-2018 in February last year. Photo: Edmond So

Budget surplus can help free our elderly poor from financial prison in Hong Kong

Philip Yeung says given Hong Kong’s massive budget surplus and its problem with poverty – and suicide – among the elderly, it should loosen its requirements for supporting their living arrangements

Topic |   Hong Kong Budget 2018-2019

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Elderly citizens in Sham Tsui Po watch Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po deliver his budget for 2017-2018 in February last year. Photo: Edmond So
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