Financial Secretary Paul Chan must resist any temptation to tap the public coffers to earn brownie points for the government, for credibility cannot be bought with money. Photo: Dickson Lee Financial Secretary Paul Chan must resist any temptation to tap the public coffers to earn brownie points for the government, for credibility cannot be bought with money. Photo: Dickson Lee
Financial Secretary Paul Chan must resist any temptation to tap the public coffers to earn brownie points for the government, for credibility cannot be bought with money. Photo: Dickson Lee
Mike Rowse
Opinion

Opinion

Mike Rowse

Paul Chan’s budget should ease the pain of the coronavirus crisis in Hong Kong, but not much more

  • Under great pressure to be generous with our ample reserves, the financial secretary must keep in mind that Hong Kong faces two other major challenges apart from a virus outbreak. Our political crisis, for one, cannot be solved by throwing money at the problem

Financial Secretary Paul Chan must resist any temptation to tap the public coffers to earn brownie points for the government, for credibility cannot be bought with money. Photo: Dickson Lee Financial Secretary Paul Chan must resist any temptation to tap the public coffers to earn brownie points for the government, for credibility cannot be bought with money. Photo: Dickson Lee
Financial Secretary Paul Chan must resist any temptation to tap the public coffers to earn brownie points for the government, for credibility cannot be bought with money. Photo: Dickson Lee
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