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The Third Reading of the Organizational Raid Passes the Broadcast and Telecommunications Amendment Draft Ge Peifan to urge the regulation of network stations and false messages

2020-10-29T11:14:53.997Z

The Legislative Council today (29th) resumed the Second Reading debate on the "Bill of Amendment to the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislation". The DAB Ge Peifan said that he received complaints from the public that Internet radio and television programs involved advocating violence and spreading false news. Laws and regulations; Mo Nai-kwong, a member of the IT industry Legislative Council, questioned that the relaxation of licensing restrictions would introduce red capital and affect the quality of programs. During the debate on the Second Reading, the democrats repeatedly proposed to determine the number of people. However, the establishment "raided" when the Democrats were absent. Xie Weiquan, a member of the Legislative Council for Construction, Survey, Planning, and Gardens, suddenly withdrew his speech and ended the second reading debate earlier. The officials spoke and voted immediately. The final draft was passed on second reading with 34 votes in favor and 16 votes against. The conference completed the third reading of the regulations before the end of the evening. The second and third readings lasted about 7 hours.



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Written by: Luo Jiaqing

2020-10-29 18:56

Last update date: 2020-10-29 18:56

The Legislative Council today (29th) resumed the Second Reading debate on the "Bill of Amendment to the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislation". The DAB Ge Peifan said that he received complaints from the public that Internet radio and television programs involved advocating violence and spreading false news. Laws and regulations; Mo Nai-kwong, a member of the IT industry Legislative Council, questioned that the relaxation of licensing restrictions would introduce red capital and affect the quality of programs.

During the debate on the Second Reading, the democrats repeatedly proposed to determine the number of people. However, the establishment "raided" when the Democrats were absent. Xie Weiquan, a member of the Legislative Council for Construction, Survey, Planning, and Gardens, suddenly withdrew his speech and ended the second reading debate earlier. The officials spoke and voted immediately.

The final draft was passed on second reading with 34 votes in favor and 16 votes against.

The conference completed the third reading of the regulations before the end of the evening. The second and third readings lasted about 7 hours.

Ge Peifan said that currently online TV stations and radio stations are not regulated, and the government should study how to regulate the content and operation of online stations.

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Ge Peifan, a member of the DAB Legislative Council, pointed out that the current business environment for free radio broadcasting is becoming more and more difficult, and investor restrictions should be relaxed.

Ge Peifan also said that online TV and radio stations are not regulated. She has received many complaints from the people that indecent words or hate speeches appear in some programs, and they are even involved in violence and dissemination of false news, becoming a "pirate party." The means to tear Hong Kong apart.

She said that related programs will have an impact on national security and public safety, and will directly affect the next generation. She emphasized that the government should not ignore it and should study how to regulate the content and operation of network stations.

Mo Naiguang, a member of the Information Technology Legislative Council, said that in the past, different investors and consortia used different methods to circumvent the law and avoid supervision. He believed that the restriction was a "toothless tiger", but he said that after the amendment, he "stripped the shed." "Tooth", it is difficult to understand how to do it.

He also questioned that the relaxation of licensing restrictions would introduce red capital and affect the quality of programs.

Later, Xie Weiquan, a member of the Legislative Council for Construction, Surveying, Planning, and Gardening, suddenly withdrew his speech.

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Later, when the democratic party members were absent from the democratic party, Xie Weiquan, a member of the Legislative Council for Construction, Survey and Planning, suddenly withdrew his speech. Liang Junyan immediately asked if there were still members speaking, and ended the second reading debate early without any proposal, and handed over to the business and economic development. Director Qiu Tenghua spoke and voted.

Yau Tenghua believes that the bill can increase the competitiveness of the industry, and emphasizes that the bill will maintain the system for regulating foreign capital control, with only minor amendments to relax restrictions.

The recommendations of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill include relaxation of cross-media ownership restrictions, relaxation of restrictions on foreign control of domestic free television program service licensees, and removal of the requirement that local free television program service licensees must be non-affiliated companies .

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