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On Friday's Backchat, we're talking about urban development and city clusters in mainland China. President Xi Jinping has stressed the importance of the city cluster concept as an engine to drive economic growth. China plans to boost regional development for a total of 19 clusters by 2020, including the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. What are the potential benefits for developing megacities? Will this coordinated urban development attract more talent, labour, public services, housing and transport development? How likely will this be to boost economic growth and productivity in the region? And what about the potential environmental threats such as air pollution? Leave us a message, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 23388266.
06/07/2018 - 8:30-9:30 City Clusters in Mainland China
Thomas Cheung, NPC Delegate; and Advisor,
Committee for Youth, Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong
Shaun Rein, Managing Director, China Market Research Group; and Author of “The War for China's Wallet: Profiting from the New World Order”
Peter Guy, Columnist, South China Morning Post
Andrew Leung, International and Independent China Strategist
Alain Bertaud, Urbanist; and senior research scholar of Stern Urbanization Project, New York University
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