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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 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.
Leave a message below and we’ll try and read it out on air. Leave a message below, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 23388266.
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