Hugh Chiverton, Joseph Li: A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Ian Pooler and Rachel Cartland

    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 backchat@rthk.hk

    Catch it live:
    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am
    (*except holidays)

     Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.



    PLA's Role in Hong Kong / HK Pride Parade 2018

    On Monday's Backchat, the PLA in Hong Kong. There are suggestions that the role of the PLA here is changing, with troops mobilised to help clear up after the typhoon, and talk of uniformed soldiers appearing on our streets. At least one poll suggests that a higher profile would be welcomed by the HK public. Last month also saw Chinese troops moved to other Asian countries via Hong Kong, with giant transport planes using Chek Lap Kok for the first time. At the same time there is a lot of talk about the 19 military sites, and 2700 hectares of land given to the PLA, which would be very welcome in our land-starved city. There is still controversy over the PLA dock on the Central Waterfront, and just how garrison law applies here. What do you think of the way the PLA has behaved over the last 20 years and is there room for a bit more freedom now? Is the land properly used, or is it actually idle, and a waste of space?

    After 9.20, the Hong Kong Pride Parade 2018.

    19/11/2018 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:32)

    19/11/2018 - 第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    19/11/2018 - 第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:32)

    19/11/2018 - 8:30-9:20 PLA's Role in Hong Kong

    Joseph Cheng, Former Professor of Politics, City University of Hong Kong

    Lawrence Ma, Barrister; and Chairman, Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation

    Peter Wong, NPC Delegate

    Steven Kwok, Chairman, Labour Party

    19/11/2018 - 9:20-9:30 HK Pride Parade 2018

    Gary Fan, Legislator, Neo Democrats




    (Standing) Douglas Young, Co-founder of G.O.D.; (sitting right) Sheryl Lee, Entrepreneur of Chiczando Concept & Culture Ltd., and co-host Danny Gittings (left)


    James Tien (left) of Liberal Party and Alvin Yeung (right) from Civic Party


    Raees Baig, Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Work of the Chinese University of Hong Kong


    Li Chen (left) from CUHK and Peter Guy (right) from the SCMP


    Emily Lau, Former Chairman and Former Legislator, Democratic Party


    Eddie Chu, Legislator; and Convener, Village Charter Alliance


    Paul Leung, Chairman of Hong Kong Inbound Travel Association


    Photo caption : (Above from L to R) Co-host Jenny Lam, Kym Kettler-Paddock and Alan Seigrist - Republicans Overseas, host Hugh Chiverton; (below from L to R) Kendall Johnson - HKU, Nicholas Gordon - Democrats Abroad HK, Glenn Shive - CUHK, Chris Exline -

    Plight of Beijing Migrant Workers / Volunteering

    主持人:Ian Pooler and Rachel Cartland

    On Wednesday's Backchat, we will talk about Beijing's low-end population and urban development in China. Last month a fire broke out in the southern suburbs of Beijing resulting in substantial loss of life. While questions were being raised about the cause of the tragedy, local authorities embarked on a drive to tear down illegal structures in the city deemed to pose a fire hazard. This has also resulted in many migrant workers losing their homes in the affected districts. There has been outrage at families being cast onto the street when night-time temperatures in the capital regularly fall below zero. Beijing plans to cap its permanent population at 23 million by 2020. What is this going to mean for migrant workers and what effect will the plan have on the city's economy? Call us on 23388266 or email backchat@rthk.hk. After 9.20, volunteering in Hong Kong.


    06/12/2017 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:32)

    06/12/2017 - 第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    06/12/2017 - 第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:32)

    06/12/2017 - 8:30-9:20 Plight of Beijing Migrant Workers

    Keegan Elmer, Labour Researcher, China Labour Bulletin

    David Zweig, Chair Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Lynette Ong, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Asian Institute, University of Toronto

    Shen Jian-fa, Professor, Department of Geography Resource Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong

    06/12/2017 - 9:20-9:30 Volunteering

    Catherine Dannaoui, Head of Communications, HandsOn Hong Kong

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