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In the past week, more violent clashes at the weekend including fighting in North Point, and a women blinded in one eye by a projectile. Tear gas was used for the first time in the MTR.
The airport was closed by protestors on Monday, and on Tuesday angry crowds assaulted and detained two men they thought were mainland agents. There was a strong reaction to that development here and on the Mainland, and satellite pictures show paramilitary forces massing over the border. Donald Trump said that Xi Jinping can humanely solve the HK problem by meeting the protestors. And the Government has announced a $19 billion dollar mini-budget of handouts.
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8:30- 9:30 Latest on the protests
Ho Lok Sang, Dean of Business, Zhuhai College of High Education
Phyllis Kwong, Practising Solicitor; and President, Asia Pacific Law Association
Dr. Kwok Ka Ki, Legislator, Civic Party
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