Friday, October 31, 2014   

(2014-15 Budget) Tsang shakes off concerns towards welfarism
(02-26 12:54)

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah dismissed the claims that Hong Kong is moving towards welfarism.
''I would like to point out that government's welfare spendings are meant to help the needy by providing them with short-term relief,'' said Tsang, who expected this group of people will be able to "re-enter the labor market, make a living on their own, and leave the safety net as soon as possible.''
He said those who are in need today may be able to offer a helping hand and pay back to the community some day.
   
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