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On Tuesday's Backchat, making Hong Kong an elderly friendly society. Nearly a third of Hong Kong residents are expected to be aged 65 or older or in 20 years' time, so how should our city change for this new, older population? HSBC recently introduced a new type of bank account targeted at clients with dementia in light of the growing of ageing population. What sort of other opportunities are offered by 'gerontechnology' for the old? What about public health care, transport and education? Is a change in attitude to retirement the key?
After 9.20, Google suspends its business with Huawei.
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On Thursday's Backchat, poverty alleviation. CE Carrie Lam said in the recent Poverty Summit that broad participation is needed to address social issues effectively by making good use of the resources from corporations and the market. Meanwhile Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong raised an idea of using money from a public-private trust fund to build transitional housing for low-income families. What are practical ideas to alleviate poverty? The Government is spending more and more money on poverty alleviation, but rates are actually going up in the most recent figures. What's the cause of poverty here?After 9.20, rat problems.
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16/05/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Poverty Alleviation
Suzanne Wu, Community Organizer, Community March; and Former Chairman, Labour Party
Sze Lai-shan, Community Organizer, Society for Community Organization
Paul Yip, Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong
Anthony Wong, Business Director, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
16/05/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Rats and Rodents Problems