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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 Tuesday's Backchat, Xinjiang.Turkey has condemned China's treatment of its Muslim ethnic Uighur people as "a great embarrassment for humanity," adding to rights groups' recent criticism over mass detentions of the minority, and claims that people were forced to break Halal. China has insisted the authorities were "preventing terrorism through vocational training". What is the reality? Is there mass detention and abuse? After 9.20 vandalism on our rails.
12/02/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Xinjiang – Re-education camps for Uighurs
Patrick Poon, China Researcher, Amnesty International East Asia Regional Office
Kevin Carrico, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies, Monash University in Sydney
Michael Clarke, Associate Professor, National Security College, Australian National University
Rian Thum, Associate Professor, Department of History, Loyola University New Orleans
12/02/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Vandalism on the rail