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On Monday's Backchat: we're asking is there any future for Carrie Lam, and for the extradition bill? The government has officially suspended passage of the controversial legislation, and towards the end of yesterday's massive march, the Chief Executive apologized to the people of Hong Kong, admitting that the deficiencies in the government's work had caused disappointment and grief among the people. Where do we go now? How did Carrie Lam, and the Liaison Office so badly get this wrong? How should the police handling demonstrators still occupying roads in Central? What does Beijing make of the debacle?
8:30- 9:30 Suspension of Extradition Bill
Charles Mok, Legislator representing IT Functional Constituency
Edward Chin, Hedge Fund Manager; and Convenor, 2047 Hong Kong Monitor
Felix Chung, Leader and Legislator representing Textiles and Garment Functional Constituency, Liberal Party
Chung Kim-wah, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Claudia Yip, Spokesperson, Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor
On Monday's Backchat, digging Kowloon Park. The government is consulting on a plan to develop 340,000 square feet of the park - about 25% of the total, with five floors of facilities, accommodating an all-weather and barrier-free underground pedestrian network. Community space, retail/food and beverage and car-parking facilities are also included in the scheme 'to address imminent needs and enhance the use of underground space'. Will it make it easier to move around the area? Do we actually need more shops in TST? What sort of disturbance will there be during construction? Will the plan disrupt the environment or enjoyment of urban parks?
After 9.20, review of EU Elections.
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27/05/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Underground Space Development
Alain Chiaradia, Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong
John Ng, Adjunct Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, University of Hong Kong
Sujata Govada, Founding and Managing Director, UDP International; and Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong
27/05/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Review of EU Elections