China News Agency, Hong Kong, February 24. The Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Chen Maobo, released a new budget on the 23rd.
Hong Kong newspapers published on the 24th paid great attention to this, and published editorials, editorials or current commentary articles, affirming the budget, and believed that the budget would help fight the epidemic and stabilize the economy, demonstrating the SAR government's commitment to the safety of citizens and the safety of the people. responsibility for the future.
The editorial of Hong Kong's "Wen Wei Po" believes that the new budget is focused on fighting the new crown pneumonia epidemic, focusing on bailouts for citizens and enterprises, showing a positive attitude of "flexibility, combating the epidemic, relieving people's hardships, and investing in the future".
The Budget provides sufficient financial resources for the SAR government to fulfill its main responsibility in fighting the epidemic. At the same time, it has introduced a number of one-time relief measures to benefit the people, including redistributing electronic consumer coupons and doubling the amount to 10,000 yuan (HKD, the same below), etc. I believe it will help citizens "take a breather" and tide over the most difficult moments.
The editorial of Hong Kong's "Ta Kung Pao" believes that while focusing on bailout and anti-epidemic, the budget also injects impetus into post-epidemic economic recovery.
This is an "answer sheet" that cares for people's livelihood, develops the economy, is based on the present, and takes into account the long-term. It reflects due commitment and feelings for the people, injects impetus into the future of Hong Kong, and boosts the confidence of citizens to overcome the epidemic and restore the economy.
The editorial also mentioned that the biggest benefit of the Budget is the introduction of 10,000 yuan of electronic consumer coupons.
Consumer coupons have multiple functions, which can not only bail out the people, but also stimulate the market and promote electronic payment, and promote economic growth after the epidemic, which will form a virtuous circle.
On the one hand, the Budget vigorously bails out and fights the epidemic. On the other hand, it focuses on the future and invests heavily in education and innovation and technology. It is a golden opportunity for Hong Kong to seize the national "14th Five-Year Plan" and the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to bring Hong Kong a golden opportunity for science and technology innovation. The necessary move reflects the long-term vision of the SAR Government.
In addition, the Budget also allocates 5 billion yuan to set up a "Greater Bay Area Investment Fund", which will focus on investment opportunities in the Greater Bay Area and help Hong Kong further integrate into and benefit from the Greater Bay Area.
"Hong Kong Commercial Daily" commented on the front page that the counter-cyclical measures in the new budget total more than 170 billion yuan, which will help protect people's livelihood and preserve the vitality of the economy.
At the same time, the Budget also increases the allocation of resources to promote the northern metropolitan area and the "Lantau of Tomorrow" project, as well as integrate into the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, to help Hong Kong's long-term development and enhance its competitiveness.
On the whole, the budget is pragmatic for the people, with powerful measures, long-term vision, down-to-earth, and short-, medium- and long-term goals.
The editorial of "Sing Tao Daily" believes that the new budget has launched a series of counter-cyclical measures, and set aside a large amount of money for future investment, focusing on promoting the development of innovation and technology and the digital economy.
Citizens hope that the relevant measures will help us to tide over the current most difficult times and provide support for the downturn of the economy, and the measures to invest in the future can help the economic transformation, so that Hong Kong can recover quickly after the epidemic and reach a new peak.
The editorial of the Hong Kong Economic Times pointed out that the new budget introduced one-off relief measures, including doubling the consumption coupons to 10,000 yuan, and relaxing mortgage insurance to help people live in and change flats, which brought surprises to the public under the epidemic.
The South China Morning Post, an English-language newspaper in Hong Kong, said in an editorial that, in general, the new budget strives to help those most affected by the epidemic, while at the same time making necessary preparations for post-epidemic economic recovery. Stand firm.