Elderly scheme not to cover Fujian
Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the government would not extend its scheme for elderly people in Guangdong to Fujian province. He said this was because Fujian did not share the many close ties that exist between Guangdong and Hong Kong. The scheme allows eligible elderly Hong Kong people who reside in Guangdong to receive the Old Age Allowance without having to return to Hong Kong. Another advantage is that traveling between the two places will become easier when new infrastructure projects are completed.