A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Rachel Cartland

    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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    Covid-19: third wave of outbreak?

    On Thursday's Backchat: more on what's being described as a third wave of the coronavirus outbreak in the territory.

    More than two dozen locally transmitted infections have been reported over the past two days, after several weeks when it seemed the situation was largely under control.

    A number of those cases are linked to an elderly care home in Tsz Wan Shan, as well as two restaurants. Quarantine measures have been strengthened, and a return to tighter containment requirements is now being spoken of.

    What has caused the new wave of confirmed cases? Relaxed social distancing? Have people become less vigilant?

    Dr Sarah Borwein, Canadian physician who trained at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
    Professor Malik Peiris, Chair of Virology at HKU School of Public Health

    9:00-9:30 Joseph Lee, Healthcare sector lawmaker
    Prof. Ivan Hung, Ru Chien and Helen Lieh Professor in Health Sciences Pedagogy, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU Chief of Infectious Diseases Division

    09/07/2020 - 第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)


    06 - 07


    Sin Chung-kai


    Paul Yeung


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


    Antony Dapiran


    Alan Leong


    Philip Dykes


    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Rachel Cartland

    On Wednesday's Backchat, racism. How is the "Black Lives Matter" movement developing the
    in US, and in Europe and Australia? A recent poll found that 76 percent of Americans consider racism and discrimination a “big problem,” up 26 points from 2015.

    Why the change, and what will be the lasting effect? How much is it about the police, and what do you think of the way protests have been handled?

    Statues of Confederate soldiers have been a target for a while, and now figures of former leaders like Jefferson, Charles de Gaulle, Winston Churchill, Cromwell, Leopold II and Captain Cook have been attacked. Is this erasing, or creating history?

    And what about Hong Kong where Queen Victoria still sits in Victoria Park, and colonial rulers are memorialized in place and street names everywhere? Is it right that Elgin Street bears the  name of the man who ordered the burning of the Summer Palace in Beijing?

    8:30-9:30 Gordon Mathews, Anthropology Professor CUHK
    9:00-9:20 Keith Richburg, Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong, former Washington Post Journalist
    8:30-9:20 Daniel Van Hoy, Teacher and Businessman in Hong Kong for nearly 20 years. Originally from the Seattle area in the USA.


    17/06/2020 - 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)

    17/06/2020 - Racism

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