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Hong Kong's Harbour Front; Interview - Paul Zimmerman, Convenor of the "Designing Hong Kong Harbour District" group; Public Service Broadcasting Seminar; The Fight for Paternity Leave (23 Jun 2006)

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On the day of our broadcast, the Legislative Council voted funds for the building of the new Tamar government offices. The same day, the government's Draft Preliminary Outline Development Plan for Kai Tak was submitted to the Town Planning Board. The government also still wants to build a by-pass along the Central-Wan Chai waterfront. We take a look back over the changing face of our waterfront, and talk to Paul Zimmerman, the convenor of the "Designing Hong Kong Harbour District" group about where our harboutr is going from here. On Wednesday, ten public broadcasting experts from five overseas countries were in Hong Kong to share their views and experience with local broadcasters and the Public Service Broadcasting Review Committee. The committee, due to present its report to the government by the end of the year, had invited them here to pick their brains on strategies Hong Kong could adopt for the development of public service broadcasting. Hong Kong tends to be a workaholic city, but the enthusiasm for work sometimes comes at a considerable cost to domestic relations. Women at least get a little time off for maternity leave. New fathers are supposed to fit their bonding around their bread-winning commitments. There are moves afoot to change that.

Program: 
The Pulse
Publish Date: 
Friday, June 23, 2006
Station: 
RTHK
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