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Discussion on rule of law with Martin Lee & Dixon Sing, global health and human rights issues with MSF Lucy Lau & Amnesty In'l Mabel Au (02 Jan 2015)


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Happy new year, and welcome to the first edition of The Pulse for 2015.
And in this week’s show we’re going to be both looking forward and looking back, taking stock of where 2014 has brought us. In part two Lucy Lau from Médecins Sans Frontières and Mabel Au of Amnesty International will be taking a more global approach, focusing on health and human rights issues. But first, with Chief Secretary Carrie Lam saying the government has prepared its report to Beijing on local sentiment and the Umbrella Movement, and with the democrats not trusting it and having prepared their own report, we’re turning to Hong Kong’s issues, freedoms, and political development. And with us in the studio to do that are Dixon Sing of the Division of Social Science at the University of Science and Technology and Martin Lee of the Democratic Party.

With continuing protests for true universal suffrage, and with fears that another outbreak of chicken flu may be waiting in the wings, Hong Kong clearly has its own human rights and health issues. Worldwide though, in terms of health it’s the Ebola outbreak that has been causing concern, and in terms of human rights 2014 saw protests in many nations against economic disparity, police violence, and state repression. So, what’s 2015 likely to bring? And how can health and human rights be best defended globally? With us in the studio are Lucy Lau, Field Worker of Médecins Sans Frontières and Mabel Au, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong.

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Publish Date: 
Friday, January 2, 2015
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