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On Monday's Backchat, electronic road pricing. A survey of drivers and non-drivers suggests that a charge of around $200 each time motorists drive into Central business district. The scheme aims to reduce traffic congestion, and it covers 14 streets including Murray Road, Garden Road on its eastern side, Hollywood Road and Lower Albert Road. But 77 percent of respondents also thought the fee should be proportionate to the length of time vehicles stay in the charging zone, as some vehicles hang around, blocking streets. Another issue was whether some vehicles should be exempted from paying, like taxis, public transport, resident's cars and delivery vehicles. Should it change with the time of day? What fee would you suggest?
After 9.20, the legalization of same-sex marriage in Taiwan.
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20/05/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Electronic Road Pricing
Alok Jain, Managing Director of Trans-consult Asia
Hung Wing-tat, Chairman, Hong Kong Taxi Council; and Fellow, Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies
Timothy Hau, Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong
Jeremy Young, Central and Western District Councillor, Liberal Party
KY Leung, Former President, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong
20/05/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Taiwan’s legalization of same-sex marriage
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?
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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