Hong Kong budget sails through Legco in record time as pro-establishment lawmakers approve HK$120 billion package

Hong Kong’s legislature on Wednesday passed the administration’s HK$120 billion (US$15.4 billion) budget in record time, a package that contains electronic vouchers, low-interest loans and a raft of measures aimed at relieving the financial burdens created by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.With the debate lasting just eight hours, the bill was passed with 40 pro-establishment lawmakers voting “yes” and localist lawmaker Cheng Chung-tai voting “no”. Christopher Cheung Wah-fung of the financial…

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