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Transcript of remarks by FS (with video)
     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, at a media session at the Legislative Council Complex this evening (May 18):
Reporter: How do you see the bill passed without the support from pan-democrats?
Financial Secretary: Well, we have been trying very hard to win the support of each and every legislator, and during the past about 60 hours' debate we have listened carefully to the views expressed. I think different sectors of the community naturally have different demand on the deployment of public resources and competing demand on the priorities. We have been working very hard to strike a proper balance and, as I said in the Budget, this is one of the Budgets delivered by the Financial Secretary and we cannot possibly expect one Budget alone could address all the issues faced by the society. But I am sure, with our dedicated effort of working together, we will be able to realise the vision of a caring community with vibrant economic development.
(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)
Ends/Thursday, May 18, 2017
Issued at HKT 20:51
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