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On Friday's Backchat, the French in Hong Kong. Le French May, the annual arts festival, is celebrating 25 years locally, while it's reported that the French are the fastest growing expat population here, with more than any other Asian city, and by some reckoning outnumbering Brits. Why are so many coming now - and why is French culture - food, fashion and language so popular in Hong Kong? How are expat populations changing, and what do French like about the city? What is the history of the French in an ex-British colony? After 9.20am, KMB drivers strike for better working hours .
25/05/2018 - 8.30-9.20 French in Hong Kong
Sandrine Virginie Hilaire, Spokesperson, En Marche! For Hong Kong and China
Sandra Marco Colino, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong; and Deputy Director, European Union Academic Programme in Hong Kong
Philippe Dova, Hong Kong Correspondent for RTL France
Emilie Tran, Assistant Professor, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University; Course Coordinator for the European Studies Programme (French Stream)
25/05/2018 - 9.20-9.30 KMB drivers strike for better working hours
On Wednesday's Backchat, the live-in rule. Domestic helpers are required to sleep and live where they work - a policy that some say leads to abuse and greater risk of forced labour or servitude. The Government says any change to the 14 year old rule will have an impact on Hong Kong’s local workforce, transport and housing, while employers will have to pay more. While the legality of the measure is being considered, what do you think of its advisability? Call us on 23388266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. After 9.20, reforming the Medical Council.
11/10/2017 - 8:30-9:20 Judicial Review on Domestic Helpers' Live-in Rule
Eman Villinueva, Spokesman, Asian Migrants Coordinating Body
Betty Yung, Chairman, Hong Kong Employers of Overseas Domestic Helpers Association
Julian Groves, Associate Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Holly Allan, Director, Help for Domestic Workers
Manisha Wijesinghe, Legal Team, Daly & Associates
11/10/2017 - 9:20-9:30 Reform of Medical Council