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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 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