Social Policy in Hong Kong
Written Assignment II (20%)
Answer 1 of the following 2 questions. The upper word limit of your essay is 1,200 words in English characters (excluding references/bibliography). Your essay will be assessed based on organization (20%), analytical ability (50%) and your understanding of the relevant issues taught in class (30%). Unless you are mentioning issues found in this subject’s PowerPoint slides, proper citations are required whenever the information or idea is not original.
1. Discuss your view on the following statement: ‘In order to reduce the financial burden of Hong Kong residents, there should be a new round of Electricity Charges Subsidy Scheme after May 2022.’
2. Discuss your view on the following statement: ‘As low-income senior citizens will have more spending power after the merging of the Normal and Higher Old Age Living Allowance schemes, those who are 65 years old or above should no longer be entitled to the “Government Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly and Eligible Persons with Disabilities”.’