主持人：Janice Wong and Jenny Lam
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8:30am-9:15am: Fanling Golf Course development
8:30am-9:15am: Lau Chun-kong, Managing Director, Valuation & Advisory Services in Asia of Colliers; a member of the now-defunct land supply task force
8:30am-9:00am: Dr Rita Li, Director, Hong Kong Shue Yan University’s Sustainable Real Es-tate Research Center
8:45am-9:00am: Brian Wong, Member, Liber Research Community
9:00am-9:15am: Lam Chiu-ying, the chairman of the Hong Kong Countryside Foundation
9:15am-9:30am: Sai Ying Pun harbourfront development
9:15am-9:30am: Paul Zimmerman, member of the Harbourfront Commission
On Tuesday's Backchat: plans to develop part of the Fanling golf course for housing.
Government officials have rejected suggestions from some members of the Advisory Council on the Environment for a rethink on the proposals, saying the land is required to help ease the housing shortage. New questions are being raised about the need for the project, now that major plans are being drawn up for the Northern Metropolis.
And earlier the Executive Council convenor Regina Ip, who’s a member of the Hong Kong Golf Club which leases the site, said says the new administration should consider scrapping the development plans which she described as not cost effective, and counter to government commitments to support the development of sports.
After 9.15am, we’ll talk about the initial development plan of Eastern Street North open space in Sai Ying Pun, an area along the Central and Western District Waterfront Promenade.
主持人：Janice Wong and Jenny Lam
8:30am-9:15am: Putonghua education in Hong Kong
8:30am-9:15am: Mervyn Cheung, Chairman, HK Education Policy Concern Group
8:30am-9:15am: Elizabeth Loh, Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Education
8:30am-9:00am: Benjamin Au Yeung, TV host and Linguist
9:15am-9:30am: recreational facilities in Hong Kong
9:15am-9:30am: Phone – Vincent Cheng, DAB lawmaker
On Thursday's Backchat, we will talk about Putonghua education in Hong Kong.
The Secretary for Education said earlier that local schools should teach the Chinese language in Putonghua, if certain conditions can be met.
Christine Choi said Hong Kong youth would be at a disadvantage if they can't speak Putonghua, and lose out on opportunities offered by the mainland's rapid development.
Currently, schools teach the Chinese subject in both Cantonese and Putonghua.
Are schools and teachers equipped to teach the Chinese language in Putonghua? What difficulties are there? How would this affect students?
After 9:15, we'll look at a new survey that highlights the need for more recreational facilities in Hong Kong.