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Hong Kong Politicians Suggest Giving $1,000 Cash to Each Citizen to Make Them ‘Feel Happier’

Amid the growing social tensions in Hong Kong, a pro-Beijing political party has suggested offering cash handouts to residents, claiming that this would “certainly help people feel happier.”

Quickly pointing out that the plan had nothing to do with the upcoming elections, New People’s Party chair Regina Ip floated the idea of giving 8,000 Hong Kong Dollars ($1,000) to residents during a press conference on Tuesday. This is coming at a time where the city is plagued with protests over the contentious proposed Chinese extradition bill and recent violent attacks by alleged pro-Beijing “triads.”