主持人：Janice Wong and Mike Rowse
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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 needing 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 Mike Rowse
On Thursday's Backchat we're talking about the government's decision to expand Hong Kong's talent list to lure more overseas professionals to work here.
Medical staff, construction workers, artificial intelligence specialists and those in the performing arts are among almost 40 new professions that have been added to Hong Kong's Talent Pass scheme.
The move will make it easier for employers to hire them from overseas.
But lawmakers have expressed mixed views about the government's decision.
So what do you think? What impact will it have on the local labour market? How useful will it be in tackling the labour shortage problem?
After 9:45am, we get reaction from a former Hong Kong footballer about the recent match-fixing scandal.
9:00am-9:50am: Expanded talent list
9:00am-9:50am: Roy Ying, Co-chair of Advocacy and Policy Research Committee, Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources Management
9:00am-9:30am: Godfrey Leung, Executive Director, Hong Kong Construction Association
9:15am-9:30am: Sze Lai-shan, Deputy Director, The Society for Community Organisation
9:30am-9:50am: Lam Chun-sing, Lawmaker, The Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions
9:50am-10:00am: Football betting and match fixing
9:50am-10:00am: Derek Currie, Former Hong Kong Football Player