1. 財政預算案 - Budget
Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah revealed his sixth budget plan for the city last Wednesday.
2. 平均壽命 - Life expectancy
The average life expectancy of Hong Kong people is increasing, making ageing population a concern in the near future.
3. 中產階級 - Middle class
"I think I do understand the middle class, because I am also [part of the] middle class," says Tsang, explaining his budget priorities and the financial challenges looming for the city.
4. 財政儲備 - Fiscal reserves
While fiscal reserves topped HK$700 billion, Tsang warned of a substantial drop as revenues declined and economic growth slowed as more people retired.
5. 關愛基金 - Community Care Fund
A HK$15 billion boost to the Community Care Fund brought little cheer to the working poor who don't receive government assistance.