Smokers in Admiralty. Lawmaker Paul Tse said as many as 20 per cent of non-locals caught for smoking offences never pay their fines. Photo: Sam Tsang

‘City of bad debt?’ Hong Kong wrote off HK$541 million in unpaid taxes, fines and loans last year, nearly double 2017 total

  • Total only accounts for government departments, not subsidised agencies like the Hospital Authority
  • City’s treasury chief says government will review its bill claiming methods, but no details given
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Smokers in Admiralty. Lawmaker Paul Tse said as many as 20 per cent of non-locals caught for smoking offences never pay their fines. Photo: Sam Tsang
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