Financial Secretary Paul Chan insists the Hong Kong government is not copying Singapore’s move to donate top officials’ salaries. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

We are not copying Singapore, Hong Kong finance minister Paul Chan says of move to donate top officials’ salaries to charity amid coronavirus crisis

  • Financial secretary says decision was already being discussed before it was announced hours after island state’s move to cut ministerial wages
  • He insists it is about showing solidarity and directly helping people, which would be more effective than simply reducing the pay of officials
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
Financial Secretary Paul Chan insists the Hong Kong government is not copying Singapore’s move to donate top officials’ salaries. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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