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On Wednesday's Backchat, the new constitution. Toward the end of this key NPC session, Standing Committee member Tam Yiu chung has said that that HK people who chanted slogans calling for an end to "one-party dictatorship" might run the risk of being barred from future Legco elections as the act violated the national constitution which underlined the undisputed authority of the Communist Party. Democrats have criticised the remark, which Mr.Tam said did not necessarily reflect Beijing's stance. CE Carrie Lam, in response, said candidacy of any individuals in the Legco elections should be determined by the returning officers in accordance with the local legislation and evidence, while CS Matthew Cheung pointed out that anything that violated the national constitution was unacceptable. Should people who oppose the CCP be allowed to stand? Is opposing the Party akin to the separatism that we are told breaches the Constitution and the Basic Law? If so, should it be allowed at all? What do we learn from Xi Jinping's uncompromising stand? Email email@example.com, or call us on 23388266. After 9.20, support for documentary film-makers in Hong Kong.
21/03/2018 - 8:30-9:20 Slogans calling for an end of one-party dictatorship
21/03/2018 - 9:20-9:30 Support for documentary filmmakers
On Wednesday's Backchat, open space. A report from Civic Exchange suggests that nearly two million of us in Hong Kong are living with less than the planning standard of two square metres per person. In cities like Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai and Singapore, residents get between 5.8 and 7.6 square metres. This is outdoor space managed for recreational purposes - mostly urban parks and sitting out areas. Is it reasonable to expect more? What are the benefits of open space? Will we get it on the Central reclamation, in West Kowloon and Kai Tak? After 9.20, electric cars and the budget. (8:30-9:30am, call in on 233 88 266, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 6393 5925)
01/03/2017 - 8:30-9:20 Public Open Space in Hong Kong
Ian Brownlee, Planning Consultant, Master Plan Limited
Peter Cookson-Smith, Past President, Hong Kong Institute of Planning and Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design
Kathy Ip, Deputy Secretary-General, Hong Kong Public Space Initiative
Edward Ng, Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong