Hong Kong may be said to have balanced the needs of families and the business sector, by proposing that statutory maternity leave be increased to 14 weeks while ensuring that employers are compensated for the costs incurred. Photo: Alamy Hong Kong may be said to have balanced the needs of families and the business sector, by proposing that statutory maternity leave be increased to 14 weeks while ensuring that employers are compensated for the costs incurred. Photo: Alamy
Hong Kong may be said to have balanced the needs of families and the business sector, by proposing that statutory maternity leave be increased to 14 weeks while ensuring that employers are compensated for the costs incurred. Photo: Alamy

Gender equality

Letters | Hong Kong is making progress on pro-family policies, but city’s special situation must be considered

  • Hong Kong is a unique city, with its own strengths and limitations. We should always be mindful of striking a pragmatic balance among various principles
  • Employers should not have to bear all the responsibility of easing employees’ living pressure

Topic |   Gender equality
Hong Kong may be said to have balanced the needs of families and the business sector, by proposing that statutory maternity leave be increased to 14 weeks while ensuring that employers are compensated for the costs incurred. Photo: Alamy Hong Kong may be said to have balanced the needs of families and the business sector, by proposing that statutory maternity leave be increased to 14 weeks while ensuring that employers are compensated for the costs incurred. Photo: Alamy
Hong Kong may be said to have balanced the needs of families and the business sector, by proposing that statutory maternity leave be increased to 14 weeks while ensuring that employers are compensated for the costs incurred. Photo: Alamy
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