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On Tuesday's Backchat, we’re talking about populism. It's much talked about recently, especially after the Brexit referendum, Donald Trump, the Gilets Jaunes and the new President of Brazil. What does it amount to, and will it stay? Is it simply a derogatory term for the voice of the people sick of being ignored by a selfish elite? Or mob rule? What about Asia? Does Duterte qualify as a populist, or Thaksin Shinawatra?
After 9.20, former CE CY Leung cleared in the UGL case.
18/12/2018 - 8:30-9:20 Populism
Glenn Shive, Executive Director, Hong Kong-America Center, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Joseph Cheng, Former Professor of Politics, City University of Hong Kong
Sandra Marco Colino, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Zoher Abdoolcarim, Former Asia Editor, TIME International
James Downes, Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Department of Government and Public Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong; and Senior Fellow, Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right
18/12/2018 - 9:20-9:30 CY Leung Cleared in UGL Case
On Friday's Backchat, being more Chinese. Xi Jinping has called on Hong Kongers to have a stronger sense of Chinese identity. Why? How? Is the soft or hard way most effective? What are the possible carrots and sticks? Does more familiarization with the Mainland encourage national unity? How about decolonisation, like changing street and place names? Will the forthcoming anthem laws make a difference? Call us on 23388266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
09/03/2018 - 8:30-9:30 National Identity and National Anthem Law