A man watches Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po deliver his budget for 2019-2020 on February 27. Photo: Dickson Lee

If Hong Kong’s housing problems are not to be tackled now, then when?

  • Financial secretary’s comments on why his budget did not address the housing crisis do not inspire confidence that the government is serious about the problem
  • The government should terminate the one-way permit scheme and arrange family reunions in the Greater Bay Area instead
Topic |   Hong Kong Budget 2019-2020

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A man watches Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po deliver his budget for 2019-2020 on February 27. Photo: Dickson Lee
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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  
Regina Ip
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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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