Financial Secretary Paul Chan arrives at a press conference after delivering the 2020-21 budget at the government headquarters in Tamar, Admiralty, on February 26. Photo: K.Y. Cheng Financial Secretary Paul Chan arrives at a press conference after delivering the 2020-21 budget at the government headquarters in Tamar, Admiralty, on February 26. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Financial Secretary Paul Chan arrives at a press conference after delivering the 2020-21 budget at the government headquarters in Tamar, Admiralty, on February 26. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Paul Yip
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Yip

How can Hong Kong hope to be a smart city when the government can’t even distribute a HK$10,000 handout effectively?

  • Over a decade, the government still hasn’t managed to figure out how to target only those actually living in Hong Kong for budget handouts
  • The budget failed to address the city’s long-term needs, such as training both young people and the elderly for future employment or recalibrating our tourism strategy

Financial Secretary Paul Chan arrives at a press conference after delivering the 2020-21 budget at the government headquarters in Tamar, Admiralty, on February 26. Photo: K.Y. Cheng Financial Secretary Paul Chan arrives at a press conference after delivering the 2020-21 budget at the government headquarters in Tamar, Admiralty, on February 26. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Financial Secretary Paul Chan arrives at a press conference after delivering the 2020-21 budget at the government headquarters in Tamar, Admiralty, on February 26. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Paul Yip

Paul Yip

Paul Yip is the founding director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at the University of Hong Kong, and a professor at the university's Department of Social Work and Social Administration. His interests include suicide prevention, population health and poverty research. He serves as the secretary general of the Asian Population Association and the research chair of the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong. He was a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit and a member of the Hong Kong government's Steering Committee on Population Policy.