money for old rope?

paying out $6000 to all residents of HK - sounds like a bribe to me to keep down social unrest - is this really going to solve peoples financial woes? and then don't touch the money for 12 mths and we'll give you another $300 - gilding the lily or wot - or just a lame publicity stunt?

I can smell a HK rat here! - the ozzies did the same thing a few years ago - didn't make any difference - people took the money and kept on complaining and voted one govt out and another in.