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Hong Kong budget: what did finance minister Paul Chan do right and why are pro-Beijing lawmakers still grumbling?

The Hong Kong finance minister’s latest budget has drawn criticism and praise in equal measure, with some lawmakers saying it was insufficient to alleviate unemployment fears, but business leaders praised him for addressing their most pressing needs.Industry leaders and pro-establishment lawmakers praised Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po for pledging more relief measures for businesses, and an increase to the stamp duty for stock transactions, but politicians also warned that the measures,…


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