A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Ada Wong

    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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    National Security Law; Legacy of the late Stanley Ho

    On Thursday's Backchat, more on the National People's Congress' plan to draft a National Security Law for Hong Kong.

    Police said they had arrested almost 300 people on suspicion of illegal assembly by around 5pm on Wednesday, after moving to stamp out protests against Hong Kong's incoming national anthem and national security laws. The protests came ahead of the afternoon debate among lawmakers to criminalise insults to the national anthem with up to three years in jail.

    Tsai Ing-wen meanwhile has pledged to draw up a plan to give humanitarian relief to people
    involved in Hong Kong's protests.

    What do you make of developments? Do you agree that it would only be right to ban foreign judges in Hong Kong from presiding over cases involving national security?

    8:30-9:15 National Security Law

    8:30-9:00 Edward Chin, Hedge Fund Manager, Convenor, 2047 Hong Kong Monitor
    8:30-9:15 Carole Petersen, Professor of Law, William S. Richardson School of Law & Graduate Chair, Matsunaga Institute for Peace

    9:15-9:30 Legacy of the late Stanley Ho
    Chip Tsao, Columnist and social commentator

    28/05/2020 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:35)

    第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)

    28/05/2020 - National Security Law

    Edward Chin and Prof Carole Peterson

    28/05/2020 - Legacy of the late Stanley Ho

    Columnist and social commentator Chip Tsao




    Jacky Fung, thinktank researcher and commentator


    Eddy Lau, Vice-President of SME Global Alliance


    Dr John Tan

    US-China Trade War / Closure of Grappar’s Cellar

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Ada Wong

    Hugh Chiverton is back in the chair for next Tuesday's Backchat, and we're talking about the latest developments in the US-China trade dispute. Donald Trump said late last week that China "broke the deal" in trade talks, and later went ahead with raising import tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Beijing said it had no choice but to take "necessary" measures in response. The increases went ahead despite the resumption of trade talks in Washington involving Vice-Premier Liu He. We'll talk to a panel of experts to see where this could all be leading.
    After 9.20, Central is set to lose a popular live music venue with the closing of Grappa's Cellar. 

    Leave a message below, email us at backchat@rthk.hk or call us on 23388266.


    14/05/2019 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:32)

    第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:32)

    14/05/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 US-China Trade War

    Alejandro Reyes, Visiting Associate Professor; and Director of Knowledge Dissemination, Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong

    Mark Michelson, Chairman, Asia CEO Forum, IMA Asia

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

    14/05/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Closure of Grappar’s Cellar

    Karen Tong, organiser of Hong Kong Swings, who also launched a petition “Save The Cellar”

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