A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Mike Rowse

    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 - 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)


    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

    National Security Law: international reactions

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Mike Rowse

    We’re talking today about international reactions to the imminent National Security legislation in Hong Kong.

    The US Senate backed legislation on Thursday that would impose mandatory sanctions on individuals or companies that back efforts by China to restrict Hong Kong's autonomy. The Financial Secreatry says Hong Kong has fully prepared for potential economic sanctions This comes a week after the European Parliament condemned the law as a “comprehensive as-sault” on the territory’s freedom and demanded the EU prepare sanctions. Will any action follow?

    On Friday around 50 special UN rapporteurs and other experts denounced the “repression of protest and democracy advocacy” in Hong Kong and urged Beijing to drop its security law. Why is the EU and G7 attitude to China hardening?

    Will the UK actually do anything about BNO passports?

    8:30-9:00 Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Political Science Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University
    8:30-9:00 Benedict Rogers. Founder HK Watch
    9:00-9:30 Mark Simon, Next Media Columnist and member of Republicans Abroad.
    9:00-9.30 Surya Deva, Associate professor, City University of Hong Kong’s School of Law and Member, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights


    29/06/2020 - 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)

    29/06/2020 - National Security Law: international reactions

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