主持人：Janice Wong and Jenny Lam
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On Monday's Backchat, we're talking about the planned extension to the Tung Chung MTR line.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday to mark the start of construction work.
Scheduled for completion in 2029, the project will include two new stations -- Tung Chung East and Tung Chung West -- and is part of the broader development of the area which is underway and which will result in a big increase in population.
The new stations will eventually allow more convenient access for many to the MTR. However, critics have voiced dissatisfaction with the lengthy timeline of the project's planning and construction, pointing out that many new residents will already have moved in several years before the stations are completed.
After 9:45, we look into a new requirement for visa applicants to declare any criminal convictions.
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9:00am-9:45am:Tung Chung MTR line extension
9:00am-9:45am: Ian Brownlee, Managing Director of Masterplan Limited
9:00am-9:45am: Alok Jain, CEO and Managing Director of Trans Consult
9:30am-9:45am: Gary Zhang, Lawmaker and Vice-chairman of the Legco's subcommittee on railway
9:45am-10:00am: Visa applicants required to declare prior convictions
9:45am-10:00am: Stephen Barnes, Co-founder of the Hong Kong Visa Centre and author of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook
主持人：Janice Wong and Jenny Lam
8:30am-9:15am: Hong Kong's goal to eradicate AIDS
8:30am-9:15am: Jason Chan, Programme Manager (Testing & PLHIV Service), AIDS Concern
8:30am-9:15am: Professor Chen Zhiwei, Director, AIDS Institute; Professor, Department of Mi-crobiology, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
8:30am-9:00am: Dr Patrick Li, Chairman, Advisory Council on AIDS
9:00am-9:15am: Ivy Hui, Program Director, the Society For AIDS Care
9:15am-9:25am: tunnel toll
9:15am-9:25am: Michael Tien, Roundtable Convenor and lawmaker
9:25am-9:30am: World Cup 2022
9:25am-9:30am: Atom Cheung, RTHK sports reporter
On Thursday's Backchat, we're talking about Hong Kong's goal to eradicate AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
The objective was laid out on Tuesday in a five-year strategy released by the Hong Kong Advisory Council on Aids, in line with the goal set out by the United Nations Programme on HIV and Aids, to end the disease as a public health threat.
So far in the first 9 months of this year, Hong Kong has recorded 307 new HIV infections, of which 53 involved a diagnosis of Aids.
And homosexual contact among men make up a high proportion of HIV infections, followed by het-erosexual contact and drug use via injection.
So what are the main challenges in eradicating AIDS as a public health threat? Can it be done over the next 8 years?
After 9.15am, we will look at the government's plan to revamp cross-harbour tunnel fares.
And at 9.25am, we'll be joined by RTHK sports correspondent Atom Cheung with the latest on the World Cup.