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On today's Backchat, latest developments in the anti-extradition demonstrations and the ongoing social unrest in Hong Kong.
Mark Pinkstone, former government chief information officer
Wu Chi-wai, Democratic Party chairman and legislator
On Wednesday's Backchat, what do HK people actually think about the protests? According to a survey conducted by the Chinese University in late August, when asked if they agreed that ‘nowadays in Hong Kong, taking radical actions is the only way of making the government respond to people’s demands’, 35.1% said no, 26.9 answered yes, and 36.1% said ‘in-between’. Around 40% of the respondents agreed that protestors should stand firm on their demands, and around 70% of the people expect that protests will continue in the coming month or worsen. There's a lot of unofficial evidence of support and of condemnation, from petitions and mass rallies to the 10 o'clock shout . Can we really say how many are in each camp, and how many in the middle? Or somewhere else? What about the age, location and other demographics of support? How useful are such surveys, or opinion polls on the CE and the administration?
8:30-9:30 Latest on HK Protests - Public Support
Paul Yip, Chair Professor of Population Health and Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong
Ho Lok-sang, Senior Research Fellow, Pan Sutong Economic Policy Research Institute, Lingnan University