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On Friday's Backchat, more on the Greater Bay Area. Thursday's symposium, Co-organised by the People's Government of Guangdong Province, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region provided more details on plans for the GBA, but also raised more questions. And how will businesses and ordinary people be engaged in the plan? What difference will it make to our everyday lives - and is that a good or bad thing? How can we integrate with integrity?
After 9.20, Karl Lagerfeld, the most famous designer in the world dies.
22/02/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Greater Bay Area Development Plan
Kenneth Leung, Legislator representing Accountancy Functional Constituency
Wong Kam-fai, Director, Center for Innovation and Technology; and Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Peter Guy, Columnist, SCMP
Thomas Cheung, NPC Delegate; and Advisor, Committee for Youth, Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong
22/02/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Legacy of Karl Lagerfeld
On Monday's Backchat, a free economy. The Heritage Foundation has ranked Hong Kong the world's freest economy for 25 consecutive years. What does that mean though, and how do you judge freedom? What about indirect taxes, and inequality? What about the monopolies here in some fields? With free education, public healthcare and extensive public housing are we more socialist than capitalist? Are we a model for the world, or a warning? And will integration into the Greater Bay Area, run on a top-down approach, mean the end of our freedom? After 9.20, what to do with electronic waste?
11/02/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Free Economy – Hong Kong being ranked as the world’s freest economy
Peter Wong, Executive Director, Lion Rock Institute
Ho Lok-sang, Dean of Business, Chuhai College of High Education
Richard Wong, Chair of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics; and Director, Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy, University of Hong Kong
David Cook, Professor, Department of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
11/02/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Electronic Wastes in Hong Kong