A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Danny Gittings

    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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    ‘Foreign forces’; China’s manned space mission

    8:30am-9:15am: ‘Foreign forces’

    8:30am-9:15am: Paul Zimmerman, Southern District Councillor, CEO of Designing Hong Kong

    8:30am-9:15am: Alan Lung, Co-convenor, Path of Democracy

    8:30am-9:15am: John Burns, Emeritus Professor and Honorary Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, HKU

    9:15am-9:30am: China’s manned space mission

    9:15am-9:30am: Quentin Parker, Professor, Department of Physics and Director of Space Research Laboratory, HKU

    On Friday's Backchat, ‘foreign forces’ and China’s manned space mission.

    Beijing’s new top diplomat in Hong Kong, Liu Guangyuan has called the battle against “foreign forces” his top priority. He also said those seeking to curb China’s growth or undermine its dignity are “doomed to fail”.

    Recently, US Consul-General Hanscom Smith slammed the imposition of the NSL, saying it created an "atmosphere of coercion" that threatens both the city’s freedoms and its standing as an international business hub.

    Hundreds of police raided Apply Daily’s office on Thursday. Five executives were arrested for allegedly colluding with foreign forces to endanger national security.

    As the national security law is said to “prevent, suppress and punish any collusion with a foreign country and external elements to carry out activities that endanger national security”, who are “foreign forces”? What does the term mean? Will the NSL jeopardise Hong Kong’s position as an international metropolis?  Can we be a 'world city'?

    From 9:15am-9:30am, we’re discussing China’s manned space mission; why is it significant?

    18/06/2021 - 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)

    18/06/2021 - ‘Foreign forces’

    18/06/2021 - China’s manned space mission







    The Hong Kong 12

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Danny Gittings

    On Friday’s Backchat, the Hong Kong 12.
    Hundreds of people marched in Taipei at the weekend to demand the release of 12 Hong Kong anti-government protesters who were arrested by mainland authorities in August.
    The 12 were apparently fleeing by boat to Taiwan when the mainland coast guard detained them. They are now in Shenzhen.
    On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, people demonstrated in at least a dozen cities across the world – from New York to Vancouver to Adelaide in Australia – in support of those who were arrested, in a campaign called #save12hkyouths.
    A local online rally was also held.
    Are the 12 simply criminals fleeing justice? What do you think of the way they are being treated? What do you make of the international attention? Should the HK Government offer assistance?

    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
    8:30-9:00: Grenville Cross, former Director of Public Prosecutions
    8:30-9:00: Benedict Rogers, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Watch
    9:00-9:30 Sharon K Hom, Executive Director of Human Rights in China, Adjunct Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law
    9:00-9:30 Andrew Leung, International and Independent China Strategist and former Director-General of Social Welfare


    30/10/2020 - 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)

    30/10/2020 - The Hong Kong 12

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