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In the past week, Rupert Hogg, CEO of Cathay Pacific, resigned amid controversies , news that was first reported on CCTV. The airline has warned staff their social media content will be heavily scrutinised.
On Saturday organisers say nearly half a million people attended a pro-police rally in Tamar Park, while the following day it was claimed that 1.7 million people attended a rally and march against the police use of force.
Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, said on Tuesday she hoped the peaceful weekend would pave the way for dialogue between her administration and "people of all walks of life".
Three people were injured, after a knife wielding man attacked them near a Lennon Wall in Tseung Kwan O.
Shenzhen police have accused British Consulate worker Simon Cheng of breaking a public security law and are holding him for 15 days under "administrative detention". Twitter and Facebook suspended accounts for being part of China-backed campaign to disrupt Hong Kong protests and Twitter will no longer accept advertising from ‘state-controlled news media entities’.
The first charges have been laid in relation to the attacks at the Yuen Long MTR station in June.
And this weekend sees planned talks between the Government and some leaders, as well as plans for further demonstrations in several districts.
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- Elsie Leung, Former Secretary of Justice
- Eddie Chu, Legislator
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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