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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    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

    Latest developments of National Security Law

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Ada Wong

    On Tuesday's Backchat, latest developments of the National Security Law controversy. 


    The National People's Congress' Standing Committee is expected to pass the new law on Tuesday. 

    Civil service chief Patrick Nip said Beijing’s decision to impose it shows the country’s “love and care” for the SAR, as the legislation will ensure long-term stability and strengthen One Country, Two Systems.The Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs said at the weekend “As Chinese, we should all work hard for the country and for the Chinese race so that we will go down in history as being the generation of people who had contributed to the country’s remarkable accomplishments”. 

    What Hong Kong should be expecting from this law? What'll happen on Wednesday? 


    8:30-9:00 Professor Ho Lok-sang, Senior research fellow in the Pan Sutong Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Institute at Lingnan University. 

    9:00-9:30 Dr Kwok Ka-ki, Civic Party lawmaker 

    9:00-9:30 Johnny Ma, Council Member, Hong Kong Bar Association


    30/06/2020 - 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)

    30/06/2020 - Latest on National Security Law

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