Hong Kong Budget 1997 - 2023

Welcome to the Hong Kong Budget Corpus hosted by the Research Centre for Professional Communication in English of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The Hong Kong Budget Corpus consists of budget speeches from 1997 - 2020 delivered by the Financial Secretaries of Hong Kong.  They are as published on the Hong Kong Government website, entirely as spoken, and the written headings as originally published have been removed.

There are currently 361,763 words in the corpus.

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Hong Kong Budget Corpus

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The computer software used to search the Hong Kong Budgets is ConcGramOnlineŠ designed and written by Chris Greaves, Senior Project Fellow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.