主持人：Hugh Chiverton and Jim Gould
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 email@example.com
Catch it live:
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am (*except holidays)
Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.
On Friday's Backchat, we will talk about the role of Liaison Office. Is it time to accept the reality that Beijing’s Liaison Office has now become a second centre of government in Hong Kong? And one which is starting to become more powerful than Chief Executive’s Carrie Lam’s administration?
That’s the conclusion critics are drawing from the Liaison Office Director Wang Zhimin’s controversial recent comments that his office will be working more and more closely with Mrs Lam’s administration from now no. And the Chief Executive has revealed for the first time that she does consult the Liaison Office, saying it was necessary to take a “slightly more pragmatic approach” to this than in the past.
But Mrs Lam insisted she only consults the Liaison Office on issues with “a mainland angle”, insisting this didn’t put Hong Kong’s autonomy at risk. And she lashed out at a report from the British concern group Hong Kong Watch, which claims recent developments have put Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms at risk, calling it “totally unfounded and unfair”.
So what you do you think? Leave a message here, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 23388266.
After 9.20, Standard Chartered Marathon on Sunday.
19/01/2018 - 8:30-9:20 Carrie Lam and the Liaison Office
Benedict Rogers, Chairman of Trustees for Hong Kong Watch, a London-based pressure group and denied entry into Hong Kong last October
Fred Li, Political Consultant; and Former Legislator, Democratic Party
Mark Daly, Human Rights Lawyer
Ho Lok-sang, Dean of Business, Chu Hai College of Higher Education
Willy Lam, Adjunct Professor, Center for China Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Surya Deva, Associate Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong
19/01/2018 - 9:20-9:30 Standard Chartered Marathon 2017
主持人：Hugh Chiverton and Jim Gould
On Thursday's Backchat, we're talking about plans to turn Sham Shui Po into a design and fashion centre. It'll start with a five-story commercial building to be developed under the Urban Renewal Authority and operated by the Hong Kong Design Centre. The project is part of plan to revive the area,which is now the poorest district of the city. Meanwhile many existing vendors who've been operating for years at the Yen Chow Street fabric market face being relocated to make way for a housing project. So what's the potential for Sham Shui Po, and for the fashion and design industry in the territory? Tell us what you think. Leave a message here, or email us at email@example.com, or call us on 23388266. After 9.20, a police association calls for officers to be exempt from criminal liability for their actions while on duty.
11/01/2018 - 8:30-9:20 Plans turning Sham Shui Po into Fashion and Design Hub
Walter Ma, Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Fashion Designers’ Association
Frankie Ng, Associate Professor, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Felix Chung, Legislator representing Textiles and Garment Functional Constituency, Liberal Party
Edith Law, Chairwoman, Fashion Farm Foundation; and member of Advisory Group on Implementation of Fashion Initiatives under the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau
11/01/2018 - 9:20-9:30 Calls for police officers to be exempted from criminal liabilities