Financial Secretary Paul Chan (right) appearing on a radio phone-in programme about the budget. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan defends budget amid criticism that it does too little to address health care and housing

  • Salary tax deductions for rent had been ‘seriously considered’ but could backfire, financial secretary says a day after unveiling blueprint
  • He also points to extra health care measures such as HK$700 million in additional recurrent funding for Hospital Authority
Topic |   Hong Kong Budget 2019-2020

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Financial Secretary Paul Chan (right) appearing on a radio phone-in programme about the budget. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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