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On Friday's Backchat, the tunnels. About 40 lawmakers including those from the pro-establishment parties may abstain or vote against the Government when it tables its non-binding motion on toll adjustment of the city's three harbour crossings at Legco next Wednesday. Officials warn the Government would scrap the plan instead of making alternative proposals should it be vetoed. Is this payback for Carrie Lam? Should legislators support a measure that could reduce traffic, and pollution? Should we wait and see what happens when the Central by-pass is opened? Could you alter the difference between tunnels without doubling the price at the most popular crossing? After 9.20, safety risks for marathon runners.
18/01/2019 - 8:30-9:20 Tunnel Toll Adjustment
Wu Chi-wai, Legislator and Chairman, Democratic Party
Timothy Hau, Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong
Albert Lai, Policy Convenor, Professional Commons
Patrick Lau, Former Legislator representing Architectural, Surveying, Surveying, Planning and Landscape
Wesley Wan, Former Member of the Transport Advisory Committee
18/01/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Safety risks of marathon runners
On Wednesday's Backchat, the Trump and Kim Singapore Summit. US President Donald Trump has signed an agreement with North Korea's Kim Jong-un that both countries agreed to 'work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula'. What do you make of the event and the agreement? A historical event or a glorified photo-op or both? Was it a success? What does China make of it? What happens next and will the agreement lead to anything?Call us with your questions and comments on 233388266 or email email@example.com. After 9.20, an independent Inquiry on MTR corner-cutting.
13/06/2018 - 8:30-9:20 Trump Kim Summit in Singapore
Glenn Shive, Executive Director, Hong Kong-America Center, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Victor Teo, Assistant Professor, Department of Japanese Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Hong Kong; and Founding Director, DPRK Observatory who is currently in Singapore
Roland Wilson, Program Coordinator and Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Korea Campus
Justin Hastings, Associate Professor, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney; and Author of “A Most Enterprising Country: North Korea in the Global Economy”
Stephen Nagy, Senior Associate Professor, Department of Politics and International Studies, International Christian University in Tokyo
13/06/2018 - 9:20-9:30 Independent Inquiry on MTR corner-cutting