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    監製:Paul Lee

    02/05/2021

    The Roman-style architecture of the cistern at Bishop Hill came to light during demolition work. The public attention drawn to it made it become a Grade 1 historic building spared from demolition. The incident raised people’s awareness of conservation - why wasn’t architecture of such historic value protected long ago? It turned out that the list of historic buildings compiled by the Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO) only covered buildings but not stone slabs, steles, water tanks, etc. The incident also revealed a lack of communication among government departments. Moreover, the job of grading all architecture now falls on a five-member AMO expert panel. People believe that the AMO should be more transparent and listen to public opinion by establishing more channels.


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    • Operation Parents

      Operation Parents

      In early February, the Education Bureau announced that measures for restricting classroom teaching would be relaxed. After Chinese New Year, at most one-third of students at secondary schools, primary schools and kindergartens were allowed to go to school for classes. If all the teachers and staff members undergo Covid-19 tests every two weeks, the schools would be allowed to resume half-day classroom teaching. This episode records how two couples arrange their children’s learning time during the pandemic.

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    • Historic Treasure Hunt

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      02/05/2021
    • A Declaration

      A Declaration

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      25/04/2021
    • After the Lockdown

      After the Lockdown

      The government imposed lockdown in four streets in the Jordan district in late January and conducted mandatory Covid-19 tests on the residents. This episode records this unprecedented operation.

      18/04/2021
    • Don’t let the Truth be Buried

      Don’t let the Truth be Buried

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      11/04/2021
    • How Far Can We Go

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    • Unemployment Wave

      Unemployment Wave

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      28/03/2021
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    • Not One Less

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      14/03/2021
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