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Hong Kong budget: handouts vital to tide over workers without income

Hong Kong’s latest budget will be unveiled next week. Despite calls for cash handouts and relief measures from both the pro-democracy and pro-establishment camps, Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po has signalled that they are not likely to happen. He has also warned that the city is facing a record deficit of more than HK$300 billion (US$38.7 billion). In order words, the government is reluctant to help Hongkongers through the difficult times. More outrageously, Secretary for Labour and…

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