A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Anna Fenton

    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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    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am
    (*except holidays)

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    Population in Hong Kong and Mainland; Olympics broadcasting rights

    8:30am-9:15am: Population in Hong Kong and Mainland

    8:30am-9:00am: Professor Paul Yip, Chair Professor (Population Health),
    Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong

    8:30am-9:00am: Professor Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Chair Professor, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

    8:30am-9:15am: Professor John Bacon-Shone, Director, Social Sciences Research Centre, University of Hong Kong 

    9:15am-9:30am Olympics on TV

    9:15am-9:30am: James Ross (in photo), CEO Lightning International, a media and content rights consultancy and distributor, based in Hong Kong

    On Wednesday’s Backchat, population in Hong Kong and Mainland; and Olympics on TV.

    China has seen a population growth in 2020, according to the official census released yesterday. However, the number of new births has fallen for the 4rth consecutive year and the share of Chinese senior citizens expanded. What do the statistics mean for China? Is it good to have a falling population? Is the age distribution an issue? Meanwhile in Hong Kong, a survey says most local women don't want to give birth, saying they don’t have enough money, space or time to raise a child. Is that how you feel? How will this affect Hong Kong?

    From 9:15am-9:30am, we'll be discussing broadcasting rights to the Olympics. The Government has for the first time bought the broadcasting rights and it will be shown on 5 TV stations. What do you think about the purchase? How much does it cost for a TV license of a sports event?

    12/05/2021 - 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)

    12/05/2021 - Population in Hong Kong and China

    12/05/2021 - Olympics on TV


    04 - 05






    Dr Gerry Pahl (R in photo), Veterinarian from petexportvet, also the executive board of the International Pet And Animal Transportation Association

    Latest Covid-19 measures / 40th birthday of Shenzhen

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Anna Fenton

    On Thursday's Backchat, latest Covid-19 measures, and Shenzhen. Authorities have announced that some restrictions on restaurants, beauty parlours and some sports venues will be lifted starting from Friday this week as the Covid-19 situation is improving. What do you think of the changes? Are they appropriate? Should students return to school and sports coaches be allowed to teach as well? What do F&B businesses think about the latest Covid-19 measures? We'll join by Executive Councillor and catering sector Tommy Cheung to talk about the issue. From 9:15-9:30, we'll be talking about Shenzhen on its 40th birthday. Let us know your thoughts, You can leave a message here,email us at backchat@rthk.hk, or give us a call on 23388266.

    Get involved and let us know what you think. You can leave a message on our Facebook Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at backchat@rthk.hk, or give us a call on 23388266.

    8:30-9:15 Latest Covid-19 measures

    Phone: 8:30-8:40 Michael Maddess, Actions Asia

    Phone: 8:30-9:00 Mervyn Cheung, Hong Kong Education Policy Concern Organization 

    Phone:8:30-9:00 Frank Fu, Emeritus Professor, Department of Physical Education, Hong Kong Baptist University 


    Phone: 9:00-9:15 Tommy Cheung, Exeuctive Councillor and F&B sector lawmaker

    9:15-9:30 40th birthday of Shenzhen


    Phone: 9:15-9:30 Andrew Leung,International and Independent China Strategist and former Director-General of Social Welfare 


    27/08/2020 - 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)

    27/08/2020 - 8:30-9:15 Latest Covid-19 measures

    27/08/2020 - 9:15-9:30 40th birthday of Shenzhen

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