Scheme $6000: A Benefit To Both The Government And The People Of Hong Kong Or Not?

2222 words - 9 pages

The budget plan has announced the “Scheme $6,000” this year. It is a scheme that people who have Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card aged 18 or above can get $6000 from government. People who choose to defer receipt $6000 can have $200 bonus. It seems that it is a good policy for people: low-income group can have this subsidy to solve their financial problem; the others can save it, or use it to buy their favourite items. But when we think it seriously, is it really a helpful subsidy for low income group? Does the government only consume this bulk of $6000 and $200 bonus? Is it an efficient and fast process to give $6000 to people’s hand? Up to now, the “Scheme $6,000” has used almost 8 months to plan and work the delivery process. Compare to the delivering money process of Macau in recent years; it is a non-efficient and time-consuming way to plan and deliver. In this essay, we would focus on 4 aspects: time used, cost consumed, human resources and the long-term benefit. To find that is “Scheme $6,000” really benefit both government and Hong Kong people or not.

In the time aspect, “Scheme $6000” wasted a huge amount of time cost as deliver to Hong Kongers. Time is a limited resource to everyone. Life is short. The use of our treasure time is an important issue in our life. Covey (n.d.), a management expert, states four generations is about time management. The fourth generation is about being efficient. It can be paraphrased as "Less is more," which emphasizes the importance of squeezing every minute of your time, as suggested in traditional time management schemes. From the policy address announced to all Hong Kongers receive their $6000, it will take about 22 months. The time cost is extremely high compare to city next to Hong Kong- Macau, but Macau only takes around 2 months to distribute money to all residents. Although the population between Hong Kong and Macau have a large difference, Hong Kong Government have plenty of things can be learnt from Macau. The handling of Hong Kong Government has a big room for improvement. Eligible persons in Hong Kong need to fill in the registration form to register in twenty one retail banks or HongKong Post and wait around ten to twelve weeks to collect the payment. Compare to the "Wealth Partaking Scheme" in Macau in 2010, there is strong different in distribution format between two places. Macau Government gave crossed cheques for the "2010 Wealth Partaking Scheme" by mail in ten weeks in seniority order. The cheques are mailed to the address which is modified, or the cheques are collected at the Identification Services Bureau by behalf or authorized person. The time management of Hong Kong Government is poor; they cannot organise Scheme $6000 well in distributing. Distribution of Scheme $6000 is more complex than Macau. A complicated registration makes the time management of the scheme become not efficient. Hong Kong Government has a huge database of all Hong Kong residents’ information. It wastes...

Find Another Essay On Scheme $6000: A Benefit to Both the Government and the People of Hong Kong or Not?

Do Hong Kong people showed a high concern towards national events and high recognition on their national identity

383 words - 2 pages years ago, but still many citizens, students went for the protest, this shows that many Hong Kong people concern a lot about this issue. They joined the candlelight vigil to express their anger towards the violence and sadness towards the victims. They also showed how important is the freedom of speech and how should we use violence in a correct way. Hong Kong people showed that they opposed the incorrect use of violence of the Chinese government

The topic of 9/11 is very controversial. Some people believe that 9/11 was a terrorist attack while others say it was a government setup. In this essay I show example both ways.

935 words - 4 pages planned it was they were in need of a legitimate reason to go to war with Iraq. They had tried before but it did not get past congress nor did they have the support of the American people. But after the attacks on September 11 the American people had joined with the government and wanted to go to war. WTC7 was destroyed because it had evidence to prove that government plotted it. WTC7 was used as a CIA, FBI, and secret service head quarters. That

Why are more people who are at risk of suffering losses from disasters (both natural and man-made) not insured against them, and what policies might increase the prevalence of insurance against...

1956 words - 8 pages the private sector, owing to the nature of the losses. In some cases catastrophic losses are related i.e., they are incident over a region or a set of the population. Historically, social insurances in developed financial markets have focused upon the target groups of the population like, older people, unemployed, young children or members of the socio-economically backward.It is a daunting task for the government and industry to collaborate and

Why are more people who are at risk of suffering losses from disasters (both natural and man-made) not insured against them, and what policies might increase the prevalence of insurance against...

1956 words - 8 pages the private sector, owing to the nature of the losses. In some cases catastrophic losses are related i.e., they are incident over a region or a set of the population. Historically, social insurances in developed financial markets have focused upon the target groups of the population like, older people, unemployed, young children or members of the socio-economically backward.It is a daunting task for the government and industry to collaborate and

The Transformation of Hong Kong

1336 words - 5 pages important to remember that "close contact does not include activities such as walking by a person or briefly sitting across a waiting room or office."* Also, people are only contagious when they are showing the symptoms of SARS. The second week of the illness when the ill individual has a cough is the point where SARS can be spread quickly and easily. Therefore, my daily walk to work in Hong Kong has posed only a minor threat to my health. In

The Decentralization of Hong Kong as a Traffic Solution

1184 words - 5 pages frequently, especially during the peak hours.[3] Although, there are reconstructions being made in Admiralty to support the new lines, it currently already has an average of 20-50 people waiting in each door of the train of the Tsuen Wan line from 6-7p.m.. With the prediction of up to 100 million tourists per year visiting Hong Kong by 2023, there’s a question of whether or not Admiralty would be able to handle such an increase of people. [4

The Industrialization and Social Developments of Hong Kong

1748 words - 7 pages forced people to migrate to Hong Kong in search of a peaceful and secure environment. The immigration issues caused controversies, resulting in restrictive measures by the government. Individuals migrated to Hong Kong in search for employment opportunities within the industrialized city. In 1960’s, the Chinese government implemented immigrant restriction measures that led to the introduction of the Hong Kong identity card. Hong Kong residents were

The Management of 21st Century: Hong Kong

838 words - 3 pages future. For example, they must plan the new organization¡¦s goals, or they estimate the demand of human resources in the future. However, this phenomenon will disappear very soon when China would be a member of WTO after two years. It is because Hong Kong may not be the intermediate between China and the world since China will open their market for the world. Therefore, the Hong Kong companies may plan how to reduce the labour supply

The Fall of Hong Kong December 1941

794 words - 3 pages well at night and needs glasses and we were only expecting 5,000 Japanese troops instead of the actual total of 50,000 well trained and experienced troops that attacked us equipped with a strong air force. Each of their troops took part in many victories in defeating China.The policy of the British Government towards Hong KongThe policy of the British Government towards Hong Kong was to never surrender because even if we lose at the end, it would

John Woo: from Hong Kong to Hollywood, The Killer and Face-Off

864 words - 3 pages masculine subject’s uneasy accommodation to the interdependence of emotional, family life and professional life” (Hanke 1999: 56). He explores the theme of the family, what it means to be a husband and a father, not just a solitary wandering figure. Hanke concludes that Woo “reinvents masculinity as a dialect of violence and sensitivity” within an ever changing world. This evolution is not limited to either Hong Kong or Hollywood, as John Woo is a

Pros and Cons of Funding the Construction of the Express Rail Link in Hong Kong

751 words - 4 pages contribute to Hong Kong's short-term and long-term development. Others have argued that the whole construction was unnecessary and it costed too much, which made the controversy. The concept of 'worthy or not' is a complex one and actually depends on what people valued. In 2009, there were about 6607 people crossing the border between the Mainland and Hong Kong by MTR's trains, while that of using two crossing-border rail lines through Lo Wu and

Similar Essays

Hong Kong Should Adopt A Universal Retirement Protection Scheme

1030 words - 5 pages believed able to deliver financial support at a relative efficient and effective manner. However it has been evaluated that Hong Kong situation is under threat while ineffective and insufficient support unable to alleviate hardship of older adults’ life. Reasons are given below to explain the necessity of adopting a non-mean tested URP scheme in Hong Kong for people who are aged 65 or above should be entitle to the scheme. Weakening main financial

With The Emergence Of Party Politics In Hong Kong, Discuss The Place Of Political Parties In The Hong Kong Polity. Assess Their Prospective Development Both Before And After 1997

1968 words - 8 pages government and govern the whole country. The leader of the dominant party will automatically become the Prime Minister who then acts as the spokesman and the authority of the country. The opposition parties will perform as a shadow cabinet that will closely monitor the performance of the ruling party. Back to Hong Kong, although political groups take the role of monitoring the government, they are not given the legitimacy to govern under the colonial

Discuss Whether Hong Kong Government Should Limite The Daily Quota Of Incoming Mainland Chinese Tourists

928 words - 4 pages Kong grass roots are extremely hard because of the high cost of living. Therefore, the government should limit the incoming mainland Chinese tourists to avoid a great deal of tourists shop in Hong Kong so that inflation and rent of Hong Kong can be balanced. Limiting the incoming mainland Chinese tourists not only decrease the incomes of Hong Kong tourism industry significantly, but also cause the problem of unemployment. As above mentioned that

Should People Keep Pets In Hong Kong?

834 words - 4 pages this? Moreover, generally, Hong Kong is not an ideal place for pets. With high rising buildings and small dwellings, there is not enough space for healthy development of animals, especially for dogs which need a large living area to jump and run. In addition , as you noticed on the sign of entrance of any park, dogs are not welcome, and there are only 18 Dog Gardens for 197,700 Dogs in Hong Kong. It is totally not enough at all. Where could dogs