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On Thursday's Backchat, we talk about outsiders and extradition.The CE has said foreign intervention in matters relating to the fugitive law amendment made it reasonable for the CPG to speak out on the issue. She claims that foreign governments or organisations had attempted to damage the relationship between the CPG and the SARG and even recklessly attacked the judicial and human rights systems on the Mainland, escalating the matter to the level of the "One Country, Two Systems" principle. With Germany granting refugee status to two Hong Kongers, and the background of the whole US-China trade dispute, where should we draw the lines defining 'interference'? Is it reasonable for Chambers of Commerce here to comment on issues that affect their members and business here? Both pro- establishment and pro-democratic groups have lobbied in the U.S. Is one side inappropriate? If we throw open the doors and view issues as totally international, how can we avoid becoming part of superpower political conflicts? After 9.20, gay ads back.
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23/05/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Extradition and Fugitive Offenders Ordinance
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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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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