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On Friday's Backchat: How have the anti-extradition protests changed Hong Kong? With “Lennon Wall” protest sites springing up all over town, and demonstrations planned in different parts of the New Territories, are we witnessing a change in the political climate? Is Hong Kong society becoming more polarized, as evidenced by the recent clashes between pro and anti-extradition bill protesters in Yau Tong? And what are the implications for November's District Council elections?
Leave a message below and we'll try to read it out on air, email us at email@example.com or call us on 23388266. Also on Friday's programme: Outgoing Backchat producer Queenie Man reflects on six years of producing the show.
8:30- 9:30 Have the anti-extradition protests changed Hong Kong society?
- Suzanne Wu, Community Organizer, Community March
- Ramon Yuen, Sham Shui Po District Councillor, Democratic Party
- Edward Chin, Convenor, 2047 Hong Kong Monitor; and Hedge Fund Manager
- Junius Ho, Practising Solicitor and Legislator
- Joseph Cheng, Former Professor of Politics, City University of Hong Kong
- Dixon Sing, Associate Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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