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Financial Secretary speaks on Budget consultation (with photos and video)

    Following is the transcript of remarks (English portion) of a media session by the Financial Secretary, Mr Henry Tang, after attending a Budget consultation forum in Olympian City, Tai Kok Tsui this afternoon (January 27):

Reporter: Do you think the Budget...?

Financial Secretary: On the first day I took up this job, actually someone asked me a very similar question and my answer was: I hope when my term ends, more people would say I've done a good job than those who said I've done a bad job. And I would be satisfied.

Reporter: Do you think "good job" means...?

Financial Secretary: No. Not necessarily. Because a lot of time, it does not just mean money in your pocket. It depends on whether they think you have done a good job in managing the macro economy, or whether you have done a good job in helping the needy, or whether you have done a good job in restoring balance in government's finances. So, each person will judge me based on his or her own criteria.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript)

Ends/Saturday, January 27, 2007
Issued at HKT 14:37


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