主持人：Jim Gould and Mike Rowse
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On Friday‘s Backchat we are talking about the new penalty system for power outages.
The government reached an agreement with Hong Kong’s two power firms to fine them for major supply disruptions. The size of the fine depends on how many people are affected, and for how long.
For example, a power disruption with a combined 15 million minutes will cost CLP around HK$20 million. Hongkong Electric will have to pay the same amount for an outage that lasts 10 million minutes.
But some lawmakers are questioning how effective this penalty system is – pointing out that fines could be offset by an existing system that rewards the power companies for restoring power.
After 9:45am, we look at the suspected poisoning of a guide dog at a Tseung Kwan O mall.
9:05-9:30am Gary Zhang, lawmaker
9:05am-9:45am Dr. William Yu Yuen-ping, Chief Executive of World Green Organisation
9:30am-9:45am Tom Ng, Campaigner at Greenpeace
9:45am-10:00am Sally Andersen, Founder of Hong Kong Dog Rescue
主持人：Jim Gould and Mike Rowse
9:00am-9:45am: Two sessions
9:00am-9:45am: Andrew K.P. Leung, prominent international China specialist,
Chairman and CEO of Andrew Leung International Consultants and Investments Limited
9:00am-9:45am: Josef Gregory Mahoney, Professor of Politics and International
Relations at East China Normal University
9:45am-10:00am: Fire safety considerations in HK
9:45am-10:00am: Phone - Edward CHAN Sai Cheong, HKIE Structural Division Past
On Monday's Backchat, we're talking about the "two sessions" gathering in Beijing, which
will showcase a change in the government line-up, as China looks to emerge from the
difficult economic conditions resulting from the pandemic.Delegates from across the country have come together for for the annual plenary meetings of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
The gatherings of the top political bodies are expected to see major reshuffles in
government posts, including premiers, vice-premiers and market regulators. At the end of
the session, Li Qiang, the number two leader, is expected to succeed in Keqiang as
After 9:15, we’ll be looking at fire safety considerations in a high-rise city like Hong Kong,
following the serious blaze that engulfed a building in Tsim Sha Tsui on Thursday night.
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