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    Look back at 6th Legco term; Possible return of the cross-harbour swimming race

    8:30am-9:15am: look back at 6th Legco term

    8:30am-9:00am: Fred Li, former lawmaker, Democratic Party

    8:30am-8:50am: Tommy Cheung, Executive Councillor, Chairman of Liberal Party and Catering sector lawmaker

    8:40am-8:50am: Regina Ip, lawmaker, member of the Executive Council; and chairwoman of the New People’s Party 

    9:00am-9:15am: John Burns, Emeritus Professor and Honorary Professor, De-partment of Politics and Public Administration, HKU 

    9:15am-9:30am: cross-harbour swimming race

    9:15am-9:30am: Ho Man-fung, found of hopapa pool swimming school 

    9:15am-9:30am: Hui Yiu-pun, past participant of cross-harbour race

    On Thursday's Backchat: A look back at the Legco term; and the possible return of the cross-harbour swimming race.


    The Legislative Council is today continuing its last full session of the current term, before it breaks ahead of elections in December which will return a new-look Legco.


    This iteration of Legco is ending very differently from how it started...with all opposition lawmakers long gone, and the remaining pro-establishment lawmakers hailing this session as the most productive ever.


    Of the 39 Government bills submitted this year, the vast majority have already been passed, and lawmakers are looking to finish their work over the next day or so.


    We‘ll be getting assessments from our panel of guests this morning…


    After 9.15am, we’ll be looking at plans for the first cross-harbour swimming race since 2018… and chat with a coach and a former participant.


    21/10/2021 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:35)

    第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)

    21/10/2021 - Look back at 6th Legco term

    21/10/2021 - Cross-harbour swimming race




    Shih Wing Ching, Founder and Chief Executive, Centaline Group


    Chim Hon-ming, Principal of Chiu Sheung School, Hong Kong; Chairman of the Council of Central and Western District School Heads


    David Webb, founder and editor of Webb-site.com
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