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On today's Backchat, we'll be looking at the spread of the new coronavirus in Hong Kong and in the Mainland. What do you make of Hong Kong government's measures to handle the situation? Are you worried? What realistic precautions should we take over the holiday? What will happen in Wuhan, a city apparently locked down? 8:30-9:00 Dr Arisina Ma, President, Hong Kong Public Doctors' Association 9:00-9:20 Mark O’neill, Author and China Analyst From 9:20-9:30, we'll talk about rocket science - China to launch a new space station module in 2020. Morris Jones, Space Analyst based in Australia
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