主持人：Jim Gould and Mike Rowse
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On Friday's Backchat, we're looking at the government's proposal to make it a legal requirement for childcare professionals to report suspected cases of serious child abuse to the authorities.
According to a Legco paper, professionals from the social welfare, education and healthcare sectors who frequently deal with children will be considered "mandated reporters".
They must file a report if they have reason to suspect a child has been seriously harmed, or is at risk.
Those who don't comply could face up to three months in prison and a HK$50,000 fine, though there'll be some exemptions – for example, for people who think someone else has already reported the same case.
After 9:45am, we'll talk about plans to ban the release of animals into unsuitable habitats.
9:00am-9:45am: Reporting of serious child abuse
9:00am-9:30am: Carol Szeto, CEO, Save the Children Hong Kong
9:00am-9:45am: Dr Patrick Cheung, Chairperson, Executive Committee, Against Child Abuse
9:00am-9:45am: Priscilla Lui, children's rights advocate and former Chair of the Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights
9:45am-10:00am: Mercy release of animals
9:45am-10:00am: Paul Crow, Senior Conservation Officer, Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden
主持人：Jim Gould and Mike Rowse
8:30am-9:00am: full border reopening between Hong Kong and mainland China
8:30am-9:00am: Iñaki Amate, Chair, The Euorpean Chamber of Commerce
8:30am-9:00am: George Cautherley, the vice-chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce
8:30am-9:00am: Howie Wong, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Restaurants & Re-lated Trades
9:00am-9:30am: ‘Hello Hong Kong’
9:00am-9:30am: Stuart Bailey, Chairman, Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association
9:00am-9:30am: Ronald Wu, Ex-Officio Member, Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents
On Monday's Backchat we're talking about the full border reopening between mainland China and Hong Kong.
Most restrictions will be dropped – no more quotas and pre-departure Covid test for travellers; and no booking is required to cross the border.
But those who have been overseas in the seven days will still need a PCR test done 48 hours before departure from Hong Kong or Macau to the mainland.
All border crossing points, including Lo Wu, Heung Yuen Wai-Liantang and Lok Ma Chau, will reopen.
After 9am, we’ll look at the new “Hello Hong Kong” promotional campaign that’s aimed at attracting vis-itors to the city, with more than 500,000 free plane tickets to be handed out and a million vouchers for tourists.