主持人：Hugh Chiverton and Ada Wong
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8:30am-9:15am: government bureau overhaul
8:30am-9:15am: John Burns, Emeritus Professor and Honorary Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong
8:40am-9:00am: Regina Ip, lawmaker, member of the Executive Council; and chairwoman of the New People’s Party
9:00am-9:15am: Dr Stephen Wong, Election Committee lawmaker; Our Hong Kong Foundation Senior Vice President & Executive Director of Public Policy Institute
9:15am-9:30am: Tonga volcanic eruption
9:15am-9:30am: Prof Shane Cronin, School of Environment, University of Auckland
Today we’re talking about a coming government bureau overhaul; and the huge underwater volcano eruption near Tonga.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam set the tables for what would be the biggest government revamp since 2007 — laying out a plan for her successor to restructure existing bureaus and create two new ones.
The proposals would see a new Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau being created. Housing and transport would be split up, and the health bureau would get to focus on its core business as its food portfolio is transferred to a new Environment and Ecology Bureau.
Would such changes improve governance? Will it happen at all? Can it help to solve deep-seated problems such as the housing shortage?
After 9.15am, we'll speak to an expert about the massive volcanic eruption near Tonga that was felt across the world and triggered a tsunami that caused two people to drown in a beach in Peru.
主持人：Hugh Chiverton and Ada Wong
8:30am-9:15am: anti-sanctions law
8:30am-9:00am: Ho Lok-sang, Director, Pan Sutong Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Institute, Lingnan University
8:45am-9:00am: Barry Wood, RTHK’s international economic correspondent
9:00am-9:15am: Felix Chung, Liberal Party leader; Textiles and garment sector lawmaker
9:15am-9:30am: water world9:15am-9:30am: Brian King, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
On Tuesday’s Backchat, anti-sanctions law; and Ocean Park’s Water World
Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng has said Beijing’s anti-sanctions law could be
imposed on Hong Kong in the same way that the national security law was – by adding it Annex III of the Basic Law.
She said the anti-sanctions law is "strictly retaliatory" and will only be used to counter "unreasonable sanctions on China and Hong Kong by foreign governments".
The National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) will reportedly discuss later in August whether the mainland law should be adopted by Hong Kong as well,
after it was passed in June to allow tit-for-tat measures against foreign sanctions on Chinese nationals or entities.
How will this law change things? How practical is it? How will it be applied to Hong Kong?
From 9:15am-9:30am, we’re discussing the new Water World at Ocean Park which is set to be opened on September 21.