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8:30am-9:15am: Budget 2023
8:30am-9:00am: Holden Chow, DAB lawmaker
8:30am-9:00am: Adrian Ho, New People's Party lawmaker
8:30am-9:15am: Vera Yuen, Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong
9:00am-9:15am: Kathy Lee, Head of Research, Colliers
9:15am-9:30am: CUHK Art Exhibition
9:15am-9:30am: Dr TONG Yu, Associate Research Fellow, Art Museum, CUHK
On Friday's Backchat, we'll be looking ahead to the Budget 2023, which is due to be delivered by Financial Secretary Paul Chan on February 22.
Economists and politicians are divided on whether authorities should give out another round of consumption vouchers, while the minister has said he's yet to decide whether this year’s Budget will feature more handouts.
How to attract visitors to Hong Kong and provide more support to SMEs are also on the watch list, as parties urge Mr Chan to offer measures to boost the city’s economic recovery and help grassroots families as the Covid pandemic subsides.
More consumption vouchers? How best to boost Hong Kong's economic recovery?
After 9:15am, in celebration of the Year of Rabbit, we'll be looking at an art exhibition at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.