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On today's Backchat, we'll be looking at the spread of the new coronavirus in Hong Kong and in the Mainland. What do you make of Hong Kong government's measures to handle the situation? Are you worried? What realistic precautions should we take over the holiday? What will happen in Wuhan, a city apparently locked down? 8:30-9:00 Dr Arisina Ma, President, Hong Kong Public Doctors' Association 9:00-9:20 Mark O’neill, Author and China Analyst From 9:20-9:30, we'll talk about rocket science - China to launch a new space station module in 2020. Morris Jones, Space Analyst based in Australia
On Thursday's Backchat, are you feeling happy about Hong Kong? A survey from the HKU public opinion programme suggests that confidence in the future of Hong Kong is at its lowest since 1994. Peoples' trust in the Governments here and in Beijing has dropped massively, and confidence in 'One Country Two Systems' has slumped 10%. Young people are particularly pessimistic with 75% saying they have no confidence in 'One Country Two Systems' . Do you believe the polls? If we are so gloomy, despite a reasonable economy, what's the cause? Is Beijing's crackdown to blame? Will opportunities in the Greater Bay Area change minds?
After 9.20, should Hong Kong extradite a Former Thai Prime Minister?
Let us know your thoughts. You can leave a message on our Facebook page, Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at email@example.com, or give us a call on 23388266.
21/03/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Confidence towards the Future of Hong Kong
Avery Ng, Chairman, League of Social Democrats
Chan Wai-keung, Lecturer, College of Professional and Continuing Education, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Thomas Cheung, NPC Delegate; and Advisor, Committee for Youth, Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong
Joseph Cheng, Former Professor of Politics, City University of Hong Kong
Ronny Tong, Executive Councillor; and Convenor, Path of Democracy
21/03/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Should Hong Kong extradite a Former Thai Prime Minister?