主持人：Jim Gould and Ada Wong
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8:30am-9:30am: minimum size for private flats
8:30am-9:00am: Shih Wing Ching (in photo), Founder and Chief Executive, Centaline Group
8:30am-9:15am: Lau Chun-kong, Managing Director, Valuation & Advisory Services in Asia of Colliers
9:15am-9:30am: China’s latest space mission
9:15am-9:30am: Quentin Parker, Professor, Department of Physics and Director of Space Research Laboratory, HKU
On Monday's Backchat: A minimum size for newly built apartments; and China’s latest space mission.
The Development Secretary, Michael Wong, says a new requirement may be introduced to ensure that newly built private apartments are at least 210 square feet in area.
The aim would be to prevent developers from building ever-smaller studio flats, or nano-flats, as they are known.
A study on flat sizes will be launched soon and the new measure could be introduced as soon as next year.
Mr Wong says it's part of a plan to give residents a chance to have more living space, or "living bigger" in "Hong Kong 2030+".
After 9.15am, we’ll be looking at China’s latest mission to the space station which is still under construction.
主持人：Jim Gould and Ada Wong
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.