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On Thursday's Backchat, more on the National People's Congress' plan to draft a National Security Law for Hong Kong.
Police said they had arrested almost 300 people on suspicion of illegal assembly by around 5pm on Wednesday, after moving to stamp out protests against Hong Kong's incoming national anthem and national security laws. The protests came ahead of the afternoon debate among lawmakers to criminalise insults to the national anthem with up to three years in jail.
Tsai Ing-wen meanwhile has pledged to draw up a plan to give humanitarian relief to people
involved in Hong Kong's protests.
What do you make of developments? Do you agree that it would only be right to ban foreign judges in Hong Kong from presiding over cases involving national security?
8:30-9:15 National Security Law
8:30-9:00 Edward Chin, Hedge Fund Manager, Convenor, 2047 Hong Kong Monitor
8:30-9:15 Carole Petersen, Professor of Law, William S. Richardson School of Law & Graduate Chair, Matsunaga Institute for Peace
9:15-9:30 Legacy of the late Stanley Ho
Chip Tsao, Columnist and social commentator
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