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Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am (*except holidays)
Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.
8:30am-9:15am: One Country, Two Systems
8:30am-9:15am: Ronny Tong, Executive Councilor
8:45am-9:00am: Allan Zeman, Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group
9:00am-9:15am: Dr Pan Pey-chyou, Former Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions
9:15am-9:30am: What lessons Hong Kong can learn from Covid-19
9:15am-9:30am: Dr Fung Hong, Chief Executive Officer, CUHK Medical Centre
Friday will be the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR, and it will mark the halfway point of the promised 50 years without change under the One Country, Two Systems principle.
Security has been beefed up as President Xi Jinping is expected to begin a two-day visit to Hong Kong today (Thursday) for celebrations marking the SAR’s return to the mainland.
So, at this halfway point, how has One Country Two System been working so far? How will it develop going forward? And will it last well beyond the initial 50-year timeframe?
After 9.15am, we’ll be speaking to the Chief Executive Officer of the CUHK Medical Centre to look at what lessons Hong Kong can learn from the Covid-19 pandemic.
9:00am-9:30am: fare increases for taxis
9:00am-9:15am: Sonia Cheng, Executive Director at Chung Shing Taxi; Member, Committee on Taxi Serivce Quality
9:15am-9:30am: Alok Jain, CEO of Trans-Consult and member of Council for Decarbonising Transport in Asia
After 9am on Backchat, we'll be discussing the fare increases for taxis, with the initial charges to be raised by HK$3. If confirmed, this will be the first fare increase since 2017.