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On Friday's Backchat, working conditions for domestic helpers. A survey conducted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong has found that more than 70% of foreign domestic helpers work over 13 hours a day, around 6% of workers did not get at least one day off per week, and more than 20% of them did not get all 12 days of statutory holidays. Are working conditions being abused? Has the live-in rule made it more difficult to define the working hours? How do you count working hours of helpers?How do you enforce the law, or even be aware of problems ina private, domestic setting?
After 9.20, government's complete ban on e-cigarettes.
15/02/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Working Conditions for Domestic Helpers
15/02/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Complete Ban on E-cigarettes
On Monday's Backchat, a free economy. The Heritage Foundation has ranked Hong Kong the world's freest economy for 25 consecutive years. What does that mean though, and how do you judge freedom? What about indirect taxes, and inequality? What about the monopolies here in some fields? With free education, public healthcare and extensive public housing are we more socialist than capitalist? Are we a model for the world, or a warning? And will integration into the Greater Bay Area, run on a top-down approach, mean the end of our freedom? After 9.20, what to do with electronic waste?
11/02/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Free Economy – Hong Kong being ranked as the world’s freest economy
Peter Wong, Executive Director, Lion Rock Institute
Ho Lok-sang, Dean of Business, Chuhai College of High Education
Richard Wong, Chair of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics; and Director, Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy, University of Hong Kong
David Cook, Professor, Department of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
11/02/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Electronic Wastes in Hong Kong