主持人：Jim Gould and Anna Fenton
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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：Jim Gould and Anna Fenton
8:30am-9:15am: sports and national identity
8:30am-9:15am: Mervyn Cheung, Chairman, HK Education Policy Concern Group
8:30am-9:00am: Patrick Lau, Professor, Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health, Baptist University
9:00am-9:15am: Karen Lo, sport and performance psychologist of Inner Edge, Certified Mental Performance Consultant of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (USA)
9:15am-9:30am: clock tower
9:15am-9:30am: Amy Ho, Senior Manager (Hong Kong Cultural Centre), Leisure and Cultural Services Department; responsible for Piazza/Waterfront Management
On Monday's Backchat: Sports and national identity; and the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower.
A 29-strong delegation of mainland Olympians has concluded a three-day visit to the territory, after putting on displays of their sporting prowess and answering questions from fans.
The top athletes included Su Bingtan – the first Asian-born sprinter to break the 10-second barrier in the 100 metres – and five-timme Olympic table tennis gold medal winner Ma Long.
Earlier, Chief Executive Carrie Lam urged schools to promote sport as a way of bolstering young people’s sense of national identity.
From 9:15am, we’re talking about the iconic Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui, where the bell will be rung again this Thursday, for the first time in 71 years.