The budget included handouts for welfare recipients as well as the middle class and small businesses. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

John Tsang's budget giveaways fuelled by government's huge surplus

John Tsang surprised many with the scale of handouts he revealed, but the government can afford to be generous thanks to a huge surplus

Topic |   Hong Kong Budget 2015-2016

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The budget included handouts for welfare recipients as well as the middle class and small businesses. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Denise Tsang

Denise Tsang

Denise Tsang is an award-winning journalist, with her career built on covering business and Hong Kong local news. She has won a number of regional and Hong Kong press awards and was a part-time lecturer on business journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University.