El­derly scheme not to cover Fujian

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - NATION | DIGEST -

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.

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