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



    主持人:Hugh Chiverton

    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

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    Populism / CY Leung Cleared in UGL Case

    On Tuesday's Backchat, we’re talking about populism. It's much talked about recently, especially after the Brexit referendum, Donald Trump, the Gilets Jaunes and the new President of Brazil. What does it amount to, and will it stay? Is it simply a derogatory term for the voice of the people sick of being ignored by a selfish elite? Or mob rule?  What about Asia? Does Duterte qualify as a populist, or Thaksin Shinawatra?


    After 9.20, former CE CY Leung cleared in the UGL case.

    18/12/2018 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:32)

    18/12/2018 - 第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    18/12/2018 - 第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:32)

    18/12/2018 - 8:30-9:20 Populism

    Glenn Shive, Executive Director, Hong Kong-America Center, Chinese University of Hong Kong

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

    Sandra Marco Colino, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Zoher Abdoolcarim, Former Asia Editor, TIME International

    James Downes, Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Department of Government and Public Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong; and Senior Fellow, Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right

    18/12/2018 - 9:20-9:30 CY Leung Cleared in UGL Case

    Alvin Yeung, Legislator, Civic Party; Barrister; and Member, Select Committee to Inquire into Matters about the Agreement between Mr. Leung Chun-ying and the Australian firm UGL Limited




    Glenn Shive (right) from CUHK's Hong Kong-America Center and co-host Ada Wong (left)


    Photo : CK Lau (above right) from HKBU's School of Communication and HK News-Expo, co-host Mike Rowse (above left), and Ross Settles (below) from HKU's Journalism and Media Studies Centre


    (From L to R) Priscilla Leung, Legislator and Member of the Basic Law Committee, Simon Young, Barrister and HKU's Professor of Law, and Phyllis Kwong, Practising Solicitor and President of the Asia Pacific Law Association


    David Faulkner (left) from Colliers International, and Shareholder Activist David Webb (right)


    Anthony Lam from the Holy Spirit Study Centre


    Photo : (right) Suzanne Wu from the Living Wage Alliance, (left) host Danny Gittings, (sitting) co-host Ada Wong


    David Dodwell, Executive Director of Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Group, and Chief Executive at Strategic Access


     (From L to R) Host Hugh Chiverton, Richard Cullen of HKU's Faculty of Law, Former Legislative Councillor Christine Loh, Joshua Wong from Demosisto, co-host Danny Gittings


    Susan Fan, Executive Director of The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong

    National Identity and National Anthem Law

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton

    On Friday's Backchat, being more Chinese. Xi Jinping has called on Hong Kongers to have a stronger sense of Chinese identity. Why? How? Is the soft or hard way most effective? What are the possible carrots and sticks? Does more familiarization with the Mainland encourage national unity?  How about decolonisation, like changing street and place names? Will the forthcoming anthem laws make a difference? Call us on 23388266 or email backchat@rthk.hk.


    09/03/2018 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:32)

    09/03/2018 - 第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

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

    09/03/2018 - 8:30-9:3​0 National Identity and National Anthem Law

    Ronny Tong, Member, Executive Council; and Convenor, Path of Democracy

    Ben Bland, South China Correspondent, Financial Times; and Author of “Generation Hong Kong: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow”

    Junius Ho, Legislator

    Emily Lau, Former Legislator, Democratic Party

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