Past Events | February 18th, 2008 |


Pre-Budget Forum
Co-organized by The Professional Commons & Legco Office of Hon. Anson Chan

In the financial year of 2006/07, the Hong Kong SAR Government recorded a historically high budget surplus of HK$124billions. Our forecast is that the budget surplus for 2007/08 will be around the same level as the last financial year. However, Hong Kong citizens are at the same time facing the increasing burden of inflation. The Composite Price Index shows that the inflation rate is rising from 2% in January 2007 to the 3.8% in December 2007.

In view of the high rate of inflation and the anticipated high level of budget surplus, should government provide support for the under-privilege community & the long term social problems in Hong Kong? We are organizing an open forum for further discussion.

You are cordially invited to attend this forum. Details are as follows:

Date:               18th February, 2008 (Monday)

Time:               5:00pm – 7:00pm

Venue:             Function Room, 1/F, Hong Kong Productivity Council
HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon

Keynote Speakers:

Hon. Anson Chan Member, the Legislative Council
Mr. Albert Lai Chairman, The Professional Commons


Prof. Shu-hung Tang Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Hong Kong Baptist University
Mr. Kenneth Leung Vice-Chairman, The Professional Commons
Dr. George Cautherley Vice-Chairman, The Hong Kong Democratic Foundation

For any enquiries, please contact Mr. Yeung at 8200 6332 or email <[email protected]>

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