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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, more domestic helpers. It's been announced that the first batch of helpers from Cambodia will arrive in Hong Kong in the autumn, the first from that country, in a move linked to the Belt and Road initiative. It's estimated that one in three households with children already have helpers - why are there so many in Hong Kong, and who are the winners and losers? Is it just a matter of tapping unskilled labour from countries too poor to complain? How do other places manage? After 9.20, warnings on cigarette packets get bigger. (8:30-9:30am, call in on 233 88 266, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 6393 5925)
26/04/2017 - 8:30-9:20 Domestic Helpers – More Helpers from Cambodia
Julian Groves, Associate Professor of Social Science Education, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Betty Yung, Chairman, Hong Kong Employers of Overseas Domestic Helpers Association
Holly Allan, Director, Help for Domestic Workers
Reiko Harima, Executive Director, Asian Migrant Centre; and Regional Coordinator for Mekong Migration Network
26/04/2017 - 9:20-9:30 Cigarette Packages' Warning