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On Thursday's Backchat, US-China relations. Markets are uncertain after reports that the US cancelled a trade meeting with Chinese officials. There's similar doubt over the way forward in the extradition of the Huawei executive. Is China's economy showing significant strain? Is China soft pedalling the Belt and Road initiative? Are relations getting better, worse, or static? After 9.20, surging cyberattacks in Hong Kong.
On Friday's Backchat, bus safety. The government-appointed Independent Review Committee on franchised bus services has released a report with 45 suggestions on making bus travel safer. They include better working conditions for drivers and shorter hours; tougher actions against passengers who argue with drivers; more seat belts, speed linmiters and other devices. Will they work, and are you happy about safety? What about the 7% fare rise too?
After 9.20, calls for a statutory holiday to celebrate victory over Japan in WWII.
11/01/2019 - 8:30-9:20 Bus Safety
Alok Jain, Managing Director, Trans-consult Asia
Hung Wing-tat, Fellow of the Hong Kong Society of Transportation Studies and Fellow, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
Kwok Ka-ki, Legislator, Civic Party
Frankie Yick, Legislator representing Transport Functional Constituency, Liberal Party
11/01/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Calls for a statutory holiday to celebrate victory over Japan in WWII