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How welcoming is the west; trashing the countryside

2021-04-09

How welcoming is the west; trashing the countryside

2021-04-09
On Friday's Backchat, how welcoming is the west? - and trashing the countryside.

A surge in violence and hate crimes against Asian-Americans in the US has prompted rallies and a nationwide campaign - Against Asian Hate. What's triggering this? Covid? Hostility to a rising China?China's actions in Xinjiang and elsewhere? Underlying racism? Trump? How can it be stopped? And there are reports of big increases in harrassment of Chinese and other East Asians in the UK too.

At the same time the British government has unveiled a 43 million pound array of measures to help new BN(O) arrivals from Hong Kong settle in the country. The new Hong Kong UK Welcome Programme will focus on aspects including housing, employment, and education. The authorities will also use the money to establish 12 virtual hubs to help the newcomers access information on everyday matters.


Why is the Government taking these measures? Do they have popular support? Will they make a difference? From 9:20am-9:30am, ahead of this weekend we'll be talking about the trash problem in our parks and outlying islands after the easter break.

8:30am-9:20am How welcoming is the West?
8:30am-9am Chip Tsao, Social Commentator
8:30am-9am Diana Yeh, Senior Lecturer at City University of London’s School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Sociology
9am-9:20am Kelson Gustin Law, visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Vassar College

9:20am-9:30am Trashing the countryside
Paul Zimmerman, CEO of Designing Hong Kong, Southern District Councillor

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