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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 Wednesday's Backchat, human rights in Hong Kong. Amnesty International HK has published a report warning that our human rights situation is in 'rapid decline' after several incidents including banning election candidates, the outlawing of the National Party, and the refusal of a visa for Victor Mallet. Do you agree with them that the Government is being far more aggressive in restricting freedom of expression? If so,what could be done to defend human rights and freedoms?
After 9.20, how worried should we be about measles?
Let us know your thoughts. You can leave a message on our Facebook page, Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call on 23388266.
27/03/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Human Rights in Hong Kong
Tam Man-kei, Director, Amnesty International Hong Kong
Simon Henderson, Senior Policy Advisor, Justice Center Hong Kong; and Spokesperson, Hong Kong Universal Periodic Review Coalition
Benson Wong, Guest lecturer, Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning, Education University of Hong Kong
Carole Petersen, Professor of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa; and Former Director, Centre for Comparative and Public Law, University of Hong Kong
27/03/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Outbreak of Measles