Financial Secretary Paul Chan announces a basket of extra budget measures. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong government dishes out sweeteners worth HK$19.1 billion to soothe a faltering economy hit by US-China trade war and political unrest

  • Financial Secretary Paul Chan cites a host of reasons for the relief measures but studiously avoids the word ‘protests’
  • He warns the city’s economy could enter into a technical recession
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Financial Secretary Paul Chan announces a basket of extra budget measures. Photo: Winson Wong
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Olga Wong

Olga Wong

Olga Wong has focused on covering the environment, housing, urban planning and the ageing population at the Post since 2007. Her award-winning stories exposed loopholes in the Small House Policy and developers' unscrupulous sales tactics. She also worked at Ming Pao and was awarded the Best Young Reporter by the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong in 2001.

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.