主持人：Hugh Chiverton and Steve Vines
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8:30am-9:15am: combatting child abuse
8:30am-9:15am: Samantha Gershon, Family lawyer, partner in the Hong Kong family team at Withers
8:30am-9:15am: Amanda Whitfort, Associate Professor, HKU’s Faculty of Law
8:30am-9:00am: Dr Patrick Cheung, Chairperson, Against Child Abuse
9:00am-9:15am: Eni Lestari, the chairwoman of the International Migrants Alliance
9:15am-9:30am: illegal parking
9:15am-9:30am: James Ockenden, Founder and Editor of Transit Jam; Producer of radio show ‘Wham Bam Tram!’
On Tuesday's Backchat: Combatting child abuse; and illegal parking.
The welfare secretary, Law Chi-kwong, has spoken in support of a proposal from the Law Reform Commission to create a new criminal offence targeting people who fail to protect children at risk from abuse.
A sub-committee launched a public consultation exercise in 2019 and has now put forward its recommendations, which also cover protection for the elderly and people with disabilities. Anyone failing to take action to protect the vulnerable, such as making a report to the police, could face a lengthy prison term if the victim suffers serious harm or dies.
It said the law should cover anyone who has a duty of care, including members of the same household, relatives, domestic helpers, social workers and teachers.
After 9:15am, as we prepare to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, we'll take a look at illegal parking as the police warn drivers who park where they are not supposed to that their vehicles could get multiple tickets.
主持人：Hugh Chiverton and Steve Vines
8:30am-9:15am: Anniversary of the national security law
8:30am-9:15am: Surabhi Chopra (in photo), Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, CUHK
8:30am-9:15am: Eunice Yung, New People's Party lawmaker; Barrister-at-law
8:30am-9:00am: Lin Feng, Director of the Centre for Judicial Education and Research, School of Law, CityU
9:00am-9:15am: Chris Yeung, veteran journalist; former chairperson of Hong Kong Journalists Association
9:15am-9:30am: Chinese medicine hospital
9:15am-9:30am: Dr Kevin Yue Kin-man, Associate Professor, School of Chinese Medicine, Baptist University
On Wednesday’s Backchat, the anniversary of the national security law; and Chinese medicine hospital.
Since the legislation was introduced in 2020, there have been massive changes in Hong Kong. Much of the opposition has been arrested or fled. The election system has been rewritten, schools are bringing national security into every subject, while Liberal Studies has been cancelled. Apple Daily has closed, the UK has launched the BNO visa scheme, Government officials have been sanctioned, there's a new CS and no public protests. Police have arrested 117 people including protesters, former lawmakers and journalists. So far, 61 have been charged in court, and the first trial has begun last week without a jury. $8 billion has been earmarked to spend on National Security.
How do you think the legislation has changed Hong Kong? Some say the law brings peace and stability, do you agree?
From 9:15am-9:30am, we’ll be discussing the first Chinese medicine hospital, which is expected to open by 2025.