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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 Friday's Backchat: What should we expect from the summit meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping? Trump has been talking tough on Twitter, warning of difficult talks with China over trade. He's even threatened to go it alone if Beijing won't help curtail North Korea's nuclear ambitions. So will the two leaders succeed in forging a working relationship? Leave a message, or email us with your thoughts, at email@example.com, or give us a call after 8.30am on 23388266. Also on Friday's show, should we weaken encryption on the Internet to help catch terrorists?
07/04/2017 - 8:30-9:20 Trump-Xi Summit
Dr. Sean Kenji Starrs, Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong
Dr. Hak Yin Li, Department of Government and Public Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Kendall Johnson, Head of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (American Studies), University of Hong Kong
Professor Baohui Zhang, Department of Political Science, Lingnan University
Dr. Michael McKinley, Emeritus Faculty, Australian National University