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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
23/05/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Gay Ads Back
On Tuesday's Backchat, sexual harassment in Hong Kong.The Secretary for Security says he wants to proceed quickly on a law to tackle 'upskirt' photo-taking and voyeuristic crime after the Court of Final Appeal ruled against the use of of the charge of 'obtaining access to a computer for criminal or dishonest gain' on smartphone related crimes. But he says it's first necessary for the Law Reform Commission to compete its consultation on such a law. Meanwhile there is trouble at the FCC over a an 'anti-harassment' policy, with claims by some members that it 'interferes with the freedom of speech that we take for granted as a fundamental value of the Club'. How do you identify and define sexual harassment? What sort of laws or policies are appropriate and how do you address the problem without threatening freedoms, or making over-general laws? Is there a vacuum in the law now, and if so what sort of message does it send? Are we taking the issue seriously here? Is harassment particularly acute in Hong Kong?
After 9.20, preview of Indonesia's election.
16/04/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Sexual Harassment in Hong Kong
16/04/2019 - 9:20- 9:30 Indonesian Election