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Motion of (No) Thanks on the Policy Address; Hong Kong's Shrinking Harbour (28 Jan 2005)


Tonight's co-presenter: Janine Graham. Chief Executive Tung Chee-Hwa delivered his Eighth Policy Address just two weeks ago. Since then Mr. Tung and his ministers have been out talking to the public about it, but have carefully selected the opportunities for feedback. The Chief Executive's "public" meetings are mostly behind closed doors. This week Legislators voted against a Motion of Thanks on that address. Both friends and foes in the chamber were highly critical. Vox Pop: We asked one sector of the public, a group of secondary school students, their views of the issues in the address. For over a century Hong Kong has been famous for its harbour. But the harbour's getting smaller all the time. This week the "Harbour Enhancement Committee" caused controversy by releasing three new options for harbour development without consulting all its members. But they do say these are only considered to be discussion points. In the studio Paul Zimmerman of the Harbour Enhancement Committee tells us that some forces on the committee just don't understand the complexities of winning over public opinion.

The Pulse
Publish Date: 
Friday, January 28, 2005
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