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On Friday's Backchat, the outlook for tertiary education. The government is withdrawing its funding request for building medical teaching facilities at the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University, and for allied health services training facilities at Polytechnic University. As the universities and students have been at the epicenter of protests, what does the future look like? Should they change their ways? Will they still be attractive to foreign students and what do employers make of students?
8:30-9:30 Cheng Kai-ming, Emeritus Professor at HKU / Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of HKU
8:30-9:30 Mervyn Cheung, Chairman of the Hong Kong Education Policy Concern Organisation
On Monday's Backchat, Backchat, Huawei and 5G network. The fifth generation of wireless technology promises lightning speed and higher capacity. By 2024, Swedish telecom giant Ericsson predicts 5G coverage will extend to over 40 percent of the world's population, unlocking the potential of the internet of things and faster mobile broadband - think of self-driving cars, smarter cities and virtual reality made almost real. But the technology has also become the frontline of a war for technological spremacy between China and the US. The US government has branded the Chinese telecom giant Huawei a potential security threat, and Australia has already banned the use of Huawei's equipment in the 5G networks. Are the concerns justified, or are they really about market dominance? Why are some countries banning Huawei? Why is China so dominant in the field? How will 5G really change our lives? Is it bad for your health?
After 9.20, WikiLeaks cofounder Julian Assange arrested in London.
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15/04/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Huawei and 5G Network
Charles Mok, Legislator representing Information Technology Functional Constituency
Sankar Villupuram, Digital Services Leader in East Asia, ARUP; and Board Member, Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance
Anthony Chan, Professor and Dean, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Caritas Institute of Higher Education
Sin Chung-kai, Former Legislator, Democratic Party
Ernest Lo, Founder, Future Impact Lab; and President, Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance
15/04/2019 - 9:20- 9:30 Julian Assange arrested in London