An protester holds a ball with Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po’s face on it, at the entrance of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, on February 27. The last syllable of Chan’s name sounds like “ball” in Cantonese. Photo: EPA  
Regina Ip
Opinion

Opinion

Regina Ip

Budget misfire: Paul Chan is throwing billions at Hong Kong’s problems, but offering no real solutions

  • The new budget is a hodgepodge of crowd-pleasing measures and deal-making with sectoral interests. The financial secretary has failed to think through issues facing Hong Kong’s economy, education system and health sector

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An protester holds a ball with Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po’s face on it, at the entrance of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, on February 27. The last syllable of Chan’s name sounds like “ball” in Cantonese. Photo: EPA  
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