A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Andrew Work

    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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    Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.



    Covid19 and F&B

    On Wednesday's Backchat, Covid19 and F&B.

    Earlier this week, Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that there would be no dining in restaurant from 6pm-5am starting from Wednesday midnight as part of the latest measures to control the spread of the virus.

    Bars and 12 other types of venues, including gyms and karaoke lounges, Ocean Park and Disneyland must close; public gatherings are once again limited to four, and masks will be compulsory on public transport.

    What impact will it bring to restaurants in Hong Kong? Will it make us safer? How and why are the new measures different from ones in the past?

    Dr Sridhar Siddharth. Department of Microbiology, HKU
    Dr Kwok Ka-ki, Civic Party lawmaker

    James Robertson, owner of restaurant chain Grappas and Cadillac.
    Jonathan Zeman, CEO of Lan Kwai Fong Group

    15/07/2020 - 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)

    15/07/2020 - Covid19 and F&B




    Sin Chung-kai


    Paul Yeung


    Edward Liu, Vice-president of the Hong Kong and Mainland Legal Profession


    Antony Dapiran


    Alan Leong

    National Security Law legislation

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Andrew Work

    On Tuesday's Backchat, latest developments on the National Security Law legislation on Hong Kong.
    The Hong Kong Bar Association issued a statement on Monday, expressing its concern regarding the plans as it believes Beijing has no power under the Basic Law to insert the legislation into Annex III as intended.
    Meanwhile, speaking at a meeting with senior media executives on Monday, former Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa said the purpose of the National Security Law is to assure social stability in Hong Kong. The absence of Article 23 of the Basic Law has made Hong Kong a national security loophole for "opposition forces" to disrupt social order.
    Will the National Security law bring stability or instability to Hong Kong?
    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

    8:30-9:30 Avery Ng, Chair of League of Social Democrats
    8:30-9:00 Philip Dykes, Chair of Hong Kong Bar Association
    9:00-9:30 Kelvin Lam, Southern District Councillor / Former HSBC Economist


    26/05/2020 - 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)

    26/05/2020 - 8.30-9.30 National Security Law legislation

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