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On Friday's Backchat: How have the anti-extradition protests changed Hong Kong? With “Lennon Wall” protest sites springing up all over town, and demonstrations planned in different parts of the New Territories, are we witnessing a change in the political climate? Is Hong Kong society becoming more polarized, as evidenced by the recent clashes between pro and anti-extradition bill protesters in Yau Tong? And what are the implications for November's District Council elections?
Leave a message below and we'll try to read it out on air, email us at email@example.com or call us on 23388266. Also on Friday's programme: Outgoing Backchat producer Queenie Man reflects on six years of producing the show.
8:30- 9:30 Have the anti-extradition protests changed Hong Kong society?
- Suzanne Wu, Community Organizer, Community March
- Ramon Yuen, Sham Shui Po District Councillor, Democratic Party
- Edward Chin, Convenor, 2047 Hong Kong Monitor; and Hedge Fund Manager
- Junius Ho, Practising Solicitor and Legislator
- Joseph Cheng, Former Professor of Politics, City University of Hong Kong
- Dixon Sing, Associate Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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