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    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Andrew Work

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    Electoral arrangements; vaccine bubbles

    On Wednesday's Backchat, electoral arrangements and vaccine bubbles.

    We'll be discussing the latest changes to elections in Hong Kong. What are the causes and
    effects? Will they stabilise our political scene? Or make voting pointless? 

    Health minister Sophia Chan says officials will, from this week, discuss
    details of Hong Kong's new "vaccine bubble" with the trades concerned. The scheme, which
    relaxes some Covid-19 social distancing measures, was announced on Monday by the Chief
    Executive Carrie Lam.
    Lam said people who had been vaccinated would enjoy a further easing of social distancing
    restrictions that could see bars, karaokes and nightclubs reopen, large banquets resume and
    travel restrictions eased.
    Do you support the proposals?

    8:30-9:15 Electoral Arrangements 
    8:30-9:00 Phone: John Burns, Emeritus Professor and Honorary Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong
    8:30-9:15 Phone: Andrew Leung, International and Independent China Strategist and former Director-General of Social Welfare

    9:15-9:30 Vaccine bubble
    9:15-9:30 Phone: James Robertson, owner of restaurant chain Grapps and Cadillac

    14/04/2021 - 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)

    14/04/2021 - Electoral arrangements

    14/04/2021 - Vaccine Bubbles


    03 - 04




    Latest of Covid; Country Parks

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Andrew Work

    8:30-9:00 Latest of Covid

    John Nicholls Clinical Professor in Pathology at the University of Hong Kong.
    Dr.Sridhar Siddharth Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology,
    University of Hong Kong
    9:00-9:30 Country Parks
    Martin Williams Founder, Hong Kong Outdoors.
    Paul Zimmerman, CEO of Designing Hong Kong, Southern District Councillor
    On Wednesday's Backchat, Covid strains, and FS budget on country parks.
    How concerned should we be about the variants of SARS-CoV-2? Do vaccines protect against them? Are
    they more deadly, or faster spreading? How many are in Hong Kong, and is it possible to keep them out?
    We'll be joined by a pathologist and a clinical microbiologist to answer your questions.
    After 9, in his budget the FS proposed a half a billion dollar spend on country parks, adding
    lookout points, treetop adventure and glamping sites, improving toilet facilities and picnic and
    barbecue sites and revitalising some wartime relics by converting them into open museums.
    And another $55 million to enhance ten popular hiking trails that have tourist potential. Where
    and how would you spend the money?


    03/03/2021 - 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)

    03/03/2021 - Latest of Covid-19

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