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On Monday's Backchat, National Security Law legislation in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office said on Friday that Beijing’s move to enact a national security law for Hong Kong is "timely, necessary and very important", while the CE said it doesn't amend the Basic Law and that judicial independence will not be damaged. Pan-democrats are concerned at the plan to 'establish sound legal systems and enforcement mechanisms'; including Mainland security agencies operating in the Special Administrative Region.
Are you concerned, or relieved? Is this the end of One Country Two Systems?
8:30am-9:00am Christine Loh, Former Undersecretary for Environment and former legislator
8:30am-9:30am Jacky Fung, Thinktank researcher and social commentator
9:00am-9:30am Martin Lee, Veteran Democrat
9:00am-9:30am Nathan Law, Pro-democracy democrat
On Thursday's Backchat, poverty alleviation. CE Carrie Lam said in the recent Poverty Summit that broad participation is needed to address social issues effectively by making good use of the resources from corporations and the market. Meanwhile Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong raised an idea of using money from a public-private trust fund to build transitional housing for low-income families. What are practical ideas to alleviate poverty? The Government is spending more and more money on poverty alleviation, but rates are actually going up in the most recent figures. What's the cause of poverty here?After 9.20, rat problems.
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16/05/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Poverty Alleviation
Suzanne Wu, Community Organizer, Community March; and Former Chairman, Labour Party
Sze Lai-shan, Community Organizer, Society for Community Organization
Paul Yip, Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong
Anthony Wong, Business Director, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
16/05/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Rats and Rodents Problems