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Hong Kong legislature passes HK$700 billion budget, with one abstention over cut to social welfare spending

Hong Kong’s “all-patriots” legislature has approved the government’s budget bill by an overwhelming majority, with only one abstained vote from non-pro-establishment lawmaker Tik Chi-yuen, who said the expenditure cut on social welfare was “unacceptable.” The Legislative Council (LegCo) passed the Appropriation Bill 2022 on Wednesday with 87 votes for, zero votes against and one abstention. […]