Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam tackles questions on the HK$10 billion welfare package alongside Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong (left) and Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan Fan on Tuesday. Photo: Felix Wong
Bernard Chan
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Bernard Chan

HK$10 billion welfare package signals a seismic shift in Hong Kong government’s priority

  • The long tradition of putting fiscal responsibility above all else and keeping Hong Kong business-friendly at all costs is changing as the government shows a greater willingness to redistribute wealth, look after those in need and give everyone a fairer deal

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam tackles questions on the HK$10 billion welfare package alongside Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong (left) and Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan Fan on Tuesday. Photo: Felix Wong
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Bernard Chan

Bernard Chan

Bernard Charnwut Chan, born in 1965, is a Hong Kong politician and businessman. He is the grandson of Chin Sophonpanich, the late founder of Bangkok Bank. He is currently convenor of Hong Kong's Executive Council.