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    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Rachel Cartland

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    June 12th 2019 protests anniversary; solicitors to take silk?

    8:30am-9:15am: June 12th 2019 protests anniversary

    8:30am-9:15am: Tim Hamlett, Writer at Hong Kong Free Press, Former Associate Journalism Professor at Baptist University

    8:30am-9:15am: Alan Lung, Co-convenor, Path of Democracy

    8:30am-9:00am: Fred Li, former lawmaker, Democratic Party

    9:15am-9:30am: solicitors to take silk?

    9:15am-9:30am: Alan Leong, Civic Party chairman, a senior counsel and former Bar Association chairman

    On Friday's Backchat, June 12th 2019 protests anniversary; and solicitors to take silk?

    This Saturday marks the second anniversary of the anti-extradition bill protests outside the Legislative Council on June 12, 2019. Police clashed with protesters in Admiralty and Central in the most violent scenes in decades.  

    This year, netizens have called on Hongkongers to gather around Causeway Bay, while the police are planning to deploy more than 1,000 officers across the city to handle potential gatherings.

    What do you think of police’s handling of the protests back in 2019? What about protesters’ actions? What do you make of what happened in the second half of 2019. Two years on, how have things changed? Could it happen all over again?

    From 9:15am-9:30am, we’re discussing solicitors. Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng is proposing a plan to allow legal officers in her department to attain the title of senior counsel. Why? 

    11/06/2021 - 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)

    11/06/2021 - June 12th 2019 protests anniversary

    11/06/2021 - Solicitors to take silk?


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    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Rachel Cartland

    On Wednesday's Backchat, racism. How is the "Black Lives Matter" movement developing the
    in US, and in Europe and Australia? A recent poll found that 76 percent of Americans consider racism and discrimination a “big problem,” up 26 points from 2015.

    Why the change, and what will be the lasting effect? How much is it about the police, and what do you think of the way protests have been handled?

    Statues of Confederate soldiers have been a target for a while, and now figures of former leaders like Jefferson, Charles de Gaulle, Winston Churchill, Cromwell, Leopold II and Captain Cook have been attacked. Is this erasing, or creating history?

    And what about Hong Kong where Queen Victoria still sits in Victoria Park, and colonial rulers are memorialized in place and street names everywhere? Is it right that Elgin Street bears the  name of the man who ordered the burning of the Summer Palace in Beijing?

    8:30-9:30 Gordon Mathews, Anthropology Professor CUHK
    9:00-9:20 Keith Richburg, Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong, former Washington Post Journalist
    8:30-9:20 Daniel Van Hoy, Teacher and Businessman in Hong Kong for nearly 20 years. Originally from the Seattle area in the USA.


    17/06/2020 - 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)

    17/06/2020 - Racism

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