On Tuesday's Backchat, One Country Two Systems and the police.
Should we be thinking about the NSL from the 'One Country' perspective? What has Beijing made of
recent events, and 'localism'?
And what about the role of the police? We are told that unlike other police departments, the national security department of the HKPF is a political organization and will assume strong political responsibilities. What will that entail?
According to some reports Beijing will send 200 to 300 paramilitary Peoples's Armed Police here, who will not be under Hong Kong jurisdiction. What difference will they make?
Are the police right to arrest people for possession of banners with certain slogans? Are those 'illegal materials', or is their display alone illegal? Or are they only against the law when used in an act of secession or subversion?
The police have recently had problems with their public image - will the NSL fix that?
8:30-9:00 Paul Yeung, Senior research officer, One Country Two Systems Research Insititue
9:00-9:30 James To, Democratic Party lawmaker