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In the past week, more violent clashes at the weekend including fighting in North Point, and a women blinded in one eye by a projectile. Tear gas was used for the first time in the MTR.
The airport was closed by protestors on Monday, and on Tuesday angry crowds assaulted and detained two men they thought were mainland agents. There was a strong reaction to that development here and on the Mainland, and satellite pictures show paramilitary forces massing over the border. Donald Trump said that Xi Jinping can humanely solve the HK problem by meeting the protestors. And the Government has announced a $19 billion dollar mini-budget of handouts.
How did we get here? How do we get out of here?
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8:30- 9:30 Latest on the protests
Ho Lok Sang, Dean of Business, Zhuhai College of High Education
Phyllis Kwong, Practising Solicitor; and President, Asia Pacific Law Association
Dr. Kwok Ka Ki, Legislator, Civic Party
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?
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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