A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    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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    Backchat - Latest on protests,policing,district councils; US China Trade Deal

    On today's Backchat, where do the protests stand now? There has been little or no violence for a while now, though large scale demonstrations are still planned. Has the movement run out of team, and if so, why? What will happen at CNY, and will the IPCC report make a difference? Is the change in thinking by the CE, and the change at the Liaison Office significant? How will policing change? Does the discontent linger, or has it dissipated? How will the new District Councils operate? 8:30-9:20 Ventus Lau, Hong Kong pro-democracy activist 8:30-9:00 Tommy Cheung, Former student leader and Yuen Long district councillor. 8:30-9:00 Linda Li Che-lan, Professor of Political Science, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong After 9.20, the US China Trade deal. 9:20--9:30 Mark Michelson. Chairman CEO Forum, IMA Asia

    17/01/2020 - 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)

    17/01/2020 - Latest on protests,policing,district councils

    17/01/2020 - US China Trade deal




    Vera Yuen(L) and Wu Chi-wai(R)


    Peter Guy(L) and Professor Ho Lok-sang (R)


    David Webb(L), Dr Tom Yam(R)


    Dr Tsang Fan-kwong, Psychiatrist

    Poverty Alleviation / Rat Problems

    On Thursday's Backchat, poverty alleviation. CE Carrie Lam said in the recent Poverty Summit that broad participation is needed to address social issues effectively by making good use of the resources from corporations and the market.  Meanwhile Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong raised an idea of using money from a public-private trust fund to build transitional housing for low-income families. What are  practical ideas to alleviate poverty? The Government is spending more and more money on poverty alleviation, but rates are actually going up in the most recent figures. What's the cause of poverty here?After 9.20, rat problems. 
    Leave a message below, email us at backchat@rthk.hk or call us on 23388266.


    16/05/2019 - 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)

    16/05/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Poverty Alleviation

    Suzanne Wu, Community Organizer, Community March; and Former Chairman, Labour Party

    Sze Lai-shan, Community Organizer, Society for Community Organization

    Paul Yip, Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong

    Anthony Wong, Business Director, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

    16/05/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Rats and Rodents Problems

    Jacky Lee, Kowloon City District Convener, Alliance to Combat Rodents

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