Backchat is RTHK Radio 3's current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation. It airs every weekday from 8.30am-9.30am. Have your say by calling us on 233 88 266, Backchat's Facebook , or send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am (*except holidays)
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On Friday's Backchat, is Xi Jinping a dictator or just a strong leader? 'Government, military, society and schools, north, south, east and west — the party is the leader of all' according to the President, and Xi is head of the Party, State and Army. With 'Xi Jinping Thought' inscribed in the constitution has all power become centralised in one man, and is that a dictatorship or a new era? What if that leader is benign , popular and works for the betterment of the country? Are the acquisition of titles and a cult of personality, the abolition of term limits as well as a crackdown on discussion or dissent actually signs of weakness? Does China need a strongman to ensure stability, continuity and certainty? Are there checks and balances in the system? Call us on 23388266 or email email@example.com. After 9.20, U.S. sanctions on China.
23/03/2018 - 8:30-9:20 Is Xi Jin-ping a dictator or a strong leader?
Michael Ng-Quinn, Professor of Political Science, University of Redlands in California
Jean Pierre-Cabestan, Professor in Political Science, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
Feng Chong-yi, Associate Professor in China Studies, University of Technology in Sydney
Mobo Gao, Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of Adelaide
On Friday's Backchat, transport policy. A public transport Strategy Report this week included 67 proposals covering buses, light rail, taxis, trams and ferries. The Government is mulling over revamping the light rail services in the NT West, refining the bus fare adjustment mechanism, developing premium long-haul bus services with guaranteed bigger seats and fewer stops during peak hours, adding more bus priority lanes, and introducing 600 premium taxis, but ruling out Uber. What do you make of the ideas - what others would help us getting round town? After 9.20, UK elections. (8:30-9:30am, call in on 233 88 266, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 6393 5925)
09/06/2017 - 8:30-9:20 Public Transport Strategy
Kwok Ka-ki, Legislator, Civic Party; and Vice Chairman, Legco's Panel on Transport
Michael Tien, Legislator; and Chairman, Legco's Subcommittee on Matters Relating to Railways
Evan Auyang, Chairman of the Board, Civic Exchange
Timothy Hau, Associate Professor, School of Economics and Finance, University of Hong Kong
Jason Ni, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
09/06/2017 - 9:20-9:30 Review of UK Election