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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 Friday's Backchat, the PLA on the waterfront. A Pro-democracy activist is launching a judicial review of the government's decision to zone a stretch of the Central harbourfront for use by the People's Liberation Army. The government approved the rezoning of the site for military use at the end of January. While the dock will be administered by the PLA and covered by Garrison Law, SAR officials say the public will be allowed to enter the area when it is not in use. The activist says the decision goes against the public interest and accuses the administration of breaking an earlier promise it made to keep the promenade solely for public use. He said the Town Planning Board was wrong when it originally rezoned the dock back in 2014, and so was the government when it approved the plans earlier this year. But the Security Secretary John Lee has defended the need for a military dock in Central, saying military attacks can happen at anytime and the authorities therefore need to be on the alert. Is there a substantial need for a military site along the harbourfront to protect against possible attacks? Why has the prominent site been unused for so long? Is it another political issue at heart?
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After 9.20, the world's first image of black hole.
12/04/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 PLA on the Harbourfront
12/04/2019 - 9:20- 9:30 World’s First Image of Black Hole