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On Friday's Backchat we'll be looking at the General Election in the UK. Millions of people will cast their votes to elect more than 600 MPs, and the result will determine the country's future place in Europe. The poll closes at GMT 22:00, we'll be discussing with experts and political observers on how the election would affect the UK's role in international and of course in Hong Kong affairs. What do you think the part the UK has been playing in the unrest here? 8:30-9:30 Steve Vines, journalist 8:30-9:30 John Bruce, Scottish Businessman in Hong Kong; and Chairman of Scottish Business Group, British Chambers of Commerce in Hong Kong 8:30-9:30 Keith Moody, Conservatives AbroadOn Friday's Backchat we'll be looking at the General Election in the UK.
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