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



    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 backchat@rthk.hk

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    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am
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     Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.



    Ban on E-cigarettes / Chinese warning to Hong Kong media over interference with mainland politics

    On Friday's Backchat, the ban on e-cigarettes. The CE has changed a plan to restrict their sale to minors, and the latest proposal will prohibit the import, sales and promotion of e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products. The plan has triggered reactions from both sides. Some doctors say that it will help prevent more people from smoking - especially the younger generation. Advocates of e-cigarettes claim it is a step backward and contrary to international trends. Will the ban be effective in encouraging smokers to quit  and promote public health? Or instead drive smokers to buy traditional tobacco products?

    Let us know your thoughts. You can leave a message on our Facebook page, Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at backchat@rthk.hk. Or give us a call on 23388266.

    After 9:20, the China propaganda chief's warning to Hong Kong media over interference with mainland politics.

    19/10/2018 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:32)

    19/10/2018 - 第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    19/10/2018 - 第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:32)

    19/10/2018 - 8:30-9:20 Ban on E-cigarettes

    Alex Lam, Chairman, Hong Kong Patients' Voices
    Konstantinos Farsalinos, Physician; and Researcher, the National School of Public Health in Greece

    Daniel Ho, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong; and Member, the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health

    Heneage Mitchell, Founder, Factasia.org

    Joseph Lee, Legislator representing Health Services Functional Constituency

    19/10/2018 - 9:20-9:30 Chinese warning to Hong Kong media over interference with mainland politics

    Emily Lau, Former Legislator, Democratic Party




    Alex Lam, Chairman of HK Patients' Voices


    Hung Wing-tat, Fellow, Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, Alok Jain, Managing Director, Trans-Consult Asia and guest host Albert Lai


    Ian Brownlee, Planning Consultant, Master Plan Limited, Tom Yam, Member, Citizens Task Force on Land Resources and Lam Chiu-ying,  Adjunct Professor, Department of Geography and Resource Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong


    Hugh Chiverton, Eddy Chu, Ronny Tong and Danny Gittings


    David Webb, Vicky Davies and Stephen Wong






    Kwok Ka-ki, Legislator, Civic Party

    Review of Policy Address 2018

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Jim Gould

    We're reviewing the Policy Address on Thursday's Backchat. Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced a range of plans, with a focus on housing and land supply. At the heart of it is the "Lantau Tomorrow Vision", involving a major reclamation of about 1,700 hectares for the East Lantau Metropolis, which could provide homes for up to 1.1 million people. But the the plan is opposed by environmentalists who warn that the project would be vulnerable to sea level rises and storm surges during typhoons. Among other measures, Ms Lam also pledged to extend maternity leave and to promote the role of women in the workforce, further steps to encourage innovation and technology research, and plans to support the maritime and insurance industries amid the uncertainty posed by international trade disputes. On national security, she said her administration would continue to work towards creating a favourable environment for introducing legislation under Article 23 of the Basic Law, but stressed that in the meantime it would not tolerate any acts which advocated Hong Kong independence. So what do you make of the Policy Address? We'd like to hear from you. Leave a message here, or email us at backchat@rthk.hk, or call  us on 23388266.


    11/10/2018 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:32)

    11/10/2018 - 第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    11/10/2018 - 第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:32)

    11/10/2018 - 8:30-9:30 Review of Policy Address 2018

    Vicky Davies, Vice Chairman, Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong

    Stephen Wong, Head of Public Policy and Deputy Executive Director, Our Hong Kong Foundation; and Adjunct Lecturer for the Master of Social Science in Global Political Economy, Chinese University of Hong Kong

    David Webb, Shareholder Activist; and Founder, Webb-site.com

    Allan Zeman, Chairman, Lan Kwai Fong Group

    Fernando Cheung, Legislator, Labour Party

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