Leaflets on the highlights of this year’s budget are handed out to the public at the Kowloon Tong MTR station on February 28. Public opinion tends to be strongest on the smallest item in expenditure – handouts. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong’s restraint in budget handouts are a welcome shift

Bernard Chan lauds the significant increase in recurrent spending in areas such as health care and education. Unnoticed by most, it signals fresh thinking on the government’s part

Topic |   Hong Kong Budget 2018-2019

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Leaflets on the highlights of this year’s budget are handed out to the public at the Kowloon Tong MTR station on February 28. Public opinion tends to be strongest on the smallest item in expenditure – handouts. Photo: Winson Wong
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