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Yau: Hong Kong is lucky

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By But Wing Yi | Wednesday, 12th March, 2014

Hong Kong


Joseph Yau believes Hong Kong people are lucky, as they enjoy low tax rate, low unemployment rate and high medical welfare.


Yau, the President of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong, said most of the countries worldwide rely on three things to generate a financial budget: increasing rate of gross domestic product (GDP), inflation rate and unemployment rate.


He mentioned that situation of Hong Kong, a renowned international city with unemployment rate of 3.5%, is much lower than other world leading countries, including the USA (6.6%), Japan (over 6%), European countries, especially leading countries (over 10%).


He also denoted younger generations have greater chance getting unemployed in most places, but not to Hong Kong.


“Generally speaking, when breaking down the details of unemployed by category, younger group should have higher unemployment rate,” he said, “But in Hong Kong, universities students can choose what job to take, which implies they need not worry about unemployed.”


Yau explained tax types and major expenditures of Hong Kong contributes to a relatively low tax rate when compare to other countries.


“Hong Kong government relies on profits tax, salary tax, land premium and stamp duties,” said Yau, “while major expenditure of Hong Kong are related to social, health care, education and infrastructure.”


He also signified key factor to low tax rate in Hong Kong is that military spending are excluded, unlike other countries.


Yau perceived Hong Kong people as demanding towards welfare. He claimed $100 charge of government hospitals includes pills and consultant fee, or even a very short hospitalization fee; while in foreign countries, an opposite to Hong Kong, medical insurance is necessary.


“In fact, there is much expenditure in medical care in Hong Kong, although many people are not satisfied,” said Yau.

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