Strict Fiscal Discipline, Realising Sustainable
health of our public finances has a major bearing on
the stability of our monetary and financial systems,
investor confidence, and the sustainable development
of our economy as a whole. One
of the most important factors behind the recovery of
our financial health has been our maintenance of
strict fiscal discipline.
I will continue to observe the principles of
prudent management of public finances, keeping
expenditure within revenue limits, and ensuring the
efficient use, where needed, of resources. My
fiscal policy aims to strike a balance between
promoting economic development, improving people's
livelihood and supporting the long-term development
of Hong Kong.