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Young people generally ignored in budget: academic Listen
An academic says the Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, has generally ignored young people in his handouts to the public in his budget. Chung Kim-wah -- an assistant professor at the Polytechnic University's Department of Applied Social Sciences – said the finance chief was still sticking to what he called “the old-style” of delivering the handouts. He also told Annemarie Evans that the government was unwilling to bear long-term financial responsibility for the community.
Nothing to get excited about the budget Listen
A special advisor for the accounting firm KPMG says it’s hard to get excited by the budget delivered by the Financial Secretary, Paul Chan. Michael Olesnicky said although there were some surprises for the disadvantaged, there wasn’t anything fundamental done in way of taxation for businesses. He spoke to Jim Gould.
Doubts over government's car-replacement scheme Listen
The government's introduced a car-replacement scheme to encourage drivers to switch out their old vehicles for new, environmentally-friendly electric cars. Drivers can get up to HK$250,000 off the first registration tax for new electric cars with immediate effect. But Mark Webb-Johnson, chairman of Charged HK, told Jim Gould that he has doubts about the scheme.