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    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Karen Koh

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    More on National Security Law

    On Tuesday's Backchat,  One Country Two Systems and the police.

    Should we be thinking about the NSL from the 'One Country' perspective? What has Beijing made of
    recent events, and 'localism'?

    And what about the role of the police? We are told that unlike other police departments, the national security department of the HKPF is a political organization and will assume strong political responsibilities. What will that entail?

    According to some reports Beijing will send 200 to 300 paramilitary Peoples's Armed Police here, who will not be under Hong Kong jurisdiction. What difference will they make?

    Are the police right to arrest people for possession of banners with certain slogans? Are those 'illegal materials', or is their display alone illegal? Or are they only against the law when used in an act of secession or subversion?

    The police have recently had problems with their public image - will the NSL fix that?
    8:30-9:00 Paul Yeung, Senior research officer, One Country Two Systems Research Insititue
    9:00-9:30 James To, Democratic Party lawmaker

    07/07/2020 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:35)

    第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)

    07/07/2020 - More on National Security Law


    06 - 07


    Paul Yeung


    Edward Liu, Vice-president of the Hong Kong and Mainland Legal Profession


    Antony Dapiran


    Alan Leong


    Philip Dykes


    David Webb(L) and Witman Hung(R)

    National Security Law; Legacy of the late Stanley Ho

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Karen Koh

    On Thursday's Backchat, more on the National People's Congress' plan to draft a National Security Law for Hong Kong.

    Police said they had arrested almost 300 people on suspicion of illegal assembly by around 5pm on Wednesday, after moving to stamp out protests against Hong Kong's incoming national anthem and national security laws. The protests came ahead of the afternoon debate among lawmakers to criminalise insults to the national anthem with up to three years in jail.

    Tsai Ing-wen meanwhile has pledged to draw up a plan to give humanitarian relief to people
    involved in Hong Kong's protests.

    What do you make of developments? Do you agree that it would only be right to ban foreign judges in Hong Kong from presiding over cases involving national security?

    8:30-9:15 National Security Law

    8:30-9:00 Edward Chin, Hedge Fund Manager, Convenor, 2047 Hong Kong Monitor
    8:30-9:15 Carole Petersen, Professor of Law, William S. Richardson School of Law & Graduate Chair, Matsunaga Institute for Peace

    9:15-9:30 Legacy of the late Stanley Ho
    Chip Tsao, Columnist and social commentator


    28/05/2020 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:35)

    第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)

    28/05/2020 - National Security Law

    Edward Chin and Prof Carole Peterson

    28/05/2020 - Legacy of the late Stanley Ho

    Columnist and social commentator Chip Tsao

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