Lawmaker Felix Chung attends a Legislative Council meeting in July 2018. Chung opposes the government’s idea to subsidise employers to extend paid maternity leave from 10 to 14 weeks, warning that any such move would still be a strain on small businesses. Photo: Dickson Lee

When it comes to maternity leave, Hong Kong is no beacon of progress for the rest of China

Alice Wu says local politicians who oppose the government’s idea to increase paid maternity leave for working mothers are a disgrace, and set us back in our effort to be a truly modern global city

Topic |   Gender equality

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Lawmaker Felix Chung attends a Legislative Council meeting in July 2018. Chung opposes the government’s idea to subsidise employers to extend paid maternity leave from 10 to 14 weeks, warning that any such move would still be a strain on small businesses. Photo: Dickson Lee
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