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John Tsang Chun-wah delivers his ninth budget speech against the backdrop of a slowing Hong Kong economy and growing tensions in society. While promising to offer a relief package to boost domestic consumption and help industries affected by the economic doldrums, the financial secretary is planning to scrap waivers for public housing rents. He will also unveil measures to implement Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s blueprint to boost the development of innovation and technology.
Paul Chan expected to post HK$80 billion surplus when he delivers his first government budget this week in his new job as city’s top finance official