Elderly hospital patients in Hong Kong
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Hong Kong mulls increasing monthly payments to elderly

31 October 2012 Last updated at 06:35 GMT

Hong Kong lawmakers held a special meeting this week over a controversial proposal on the monthly allowance given to people over 65.

The government wants to give eligible people about $280 a month. But pan-democratic lawmakers want the eligibility test to be scrapped, in order to benefit more senior citizens. Juliana Liu reports from Hong Kong.