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On Monday's Backchat,, we're talking about the latest developments in the extradition bill controversy.
An uneasy sort of calm broken out this weekend, with Carrie Lam silent and invisible, but senior officials promising the administration will learn from its mistakes, and urging people to look and move forward together.
In fact the DAB is suggesting that the Government to completely withdraw the extradition bill, although the FTU disagrees. There are also growing calls for an inquiry into police action, and then there's the question of how police should respond to the unprecedented 15 hour siege of their headquarters on Friday.
As another working week starts, where do we stand? Will nothing much happen until the G20, and perhaps July 1st? Are calls to retract the bill meaningless, as Legislator Tam Yiu-chung says, or meaningful? Will there be any resignations or reshuffles? Do you accept the apologies and trust that something will change?
We'll be joined as usual by a panel of guests. But as always we also want to know what you think. Leave a message here and we’ll try and read it out on air. Or you can send us an email at email@example.com, or call us on 23388266.
- Alan Lung, Governor, Path of Democracy
-David Zweig, Chair Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- Thomas Cheung, NPC Delegate; and Advisor, Committee for Youth, Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong
- Bonnie Leung, Vice Convenor, Civil Human Rights Front
- Gordon Mathews, Professor of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong
24/06/2019 - 8:30-9:30 Protesters surrounding Police Headquarters and Latest on the Extradition Bill
On Friday's Backchat, the US-China trade war. Panasonic , a Japanese Corporation has announced it will suspend component shipments to Huawei, following in the footsteps of Google and others. This is the latest escalation in a broadening conflict, which has spread beyond tarfiffs to embargos, threats of boycotts and more. Should recent actions by the U.S. in the South China Sea be seen as part of the same strategy? Or American attitudes to events in Hong Kong? Do you agree with comments that there is a real threat of a Cold War, - a battle for global economic, technological and military dominance? Will China fight back, and if so, how? Where will the rest of the world stand in such a conflict?
After 9.20, should Robin's Nest be recognized as country park?
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24/05/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 US-China Trade War
24/05/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Should Robin’s Nest be recognized as country park?