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On Wednesday's Backchat, burials and funerals. For more than a decade, the Government has been promoting green burials, such as scattering ashes at sea or in memorial gardens. Numbers though remain low at around 12% as most people prefer a location to visit to remember their loved one and for grave sweeping. But with restrictions on space, many private colombariums now outlawed, and an increasing cost, what is the best way to treat the dead? What about burial in China or overseas? What is the experience overseas, and can our traditions change? After 9.20, traffic congestion after the launch of Central-Wanchai Bypass.
23/01/2019 - 8:30-9:20 Burials and Funerals
Ka Wong, Managing Director, White Lily, a licensed funeral service provider
Ire Tsui, Head of Communications, Enable Foundation (a non-profit social design agency)
Andrew Kipnis, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Chan Yuk-wah, Associate Professor, Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong
23/01/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Traffic congestion after the launch of Central-Wanchai Bypass