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On Friday's Backchat, we're talking about urban development and city clusters in mainland China. President Xi Jinping has stressed the importance of the city cluster concept as an engine to drive economic growth. China plans to boost regional development for a total of 19 clusters by 2020, including the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. What are the potential benefits for developing megacities? Will this coordinated urban development attract more talent, labour, public services, housing and transport development? How likely will this be to boost economic growth and productivity in the region? And what about the potential environmental threats such as air pollution? Leave us a message, or email us at email@example.com, or call us on 23388266.
06/07/2018 - 8:30-9:30 City Clusters in Mainland China
Thomas Cheung, NPC Delegate; and Advisor,
Committee for Youth, Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong
Shaun Rein, Managing Director, China Market Research Group; and Author of “The War for China's Wallet: Profiting from the New World Order”
Peter Guy, Columnist, South China Morning Post
Andrew Leung, International and Independent China Strategist
Alain Bertaud, Urbanist; and senior research scholar of Stern Urbanization Project, New York University
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