That was then This is now- Jasper Tsang
In this episode we invite the former President of the Legislative Council, Mr Jasper TSANG, to share with us about his political journey.
Regarded as “the city’s best hope” by Time Magazine, Tsang is seen as the only person who can heal the rift between Hong Kong and the Mainland China. In his political career spanning over two decades, he has always been a significant left-wing figure. Having founded the largest pro-establishment political party in the territory before the handover, he has, since then, gone through the controversial era of the Provisional Legislative Council, and become the President of the Legislative Council for two terms, after which he took a step back in politics. Is Tsang still as passionate about politics today as he was when he gave up teaching to become a politician? What kind of society did he wish to build back then? How wide is the gap between the current political reality and his original intention?
With the rise of localism in recent years, some local young people even make it clear that they are against the Chinese Communist Party, and they do not like China, the central government, the Hong Kong government and the pro-establishment camp. Facing an increasingly torn society, what does Tsang, a veteran politician, think can be done to resolve the deadlock?
Young politician Gary WONG from Path of Democracy, who claims himself a mild democrat, joins the discussion in a later stage to engage in an inter-generational dialogue with Tsang, exchanging views regarding political dilemmas, the future of the city and more.
Host: Vincent TSUI (Famous member of the media industry / cultural sector)
Guests: Mr Jasper TSANG, Mr Gary WONG