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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    June 12th 2019 protests anniversary; solicitors to take silk?

    8:30am-9:15am: June 12th 2019 protests anniversary

    8:30am-9:15am: Tim Hamlett, Writer at Hong Kong Free Press, Former Associate Journalism Professor at Baptist University

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

    8:30am-9:00am: Fred Li, former lawmaker, Democratic Party

    9:15am-9:30am: solicitors to take silk?

    9:15am-9:30am: Alan Leong, Civic Party chairman, a senior counsel and former Bar Association chairman

    On Friday's Backchat, June 12th 2019 protests anniversary; and solicitors to take silk?

    This Saturday marks the second anniversary of the anti-extradition bill protests outside the Legislative Council on June 12, 2019. Police clashed with protesters in Admiralty and Central in the most violent scenes in decades.  

    This year, netizens have called on Hongkongers to gather around Causeway Bay, while the police are planning to deploy more than 1,000 officers across the city to handle potential gatherings.

    What do you think of police’s handling of the protests back in 2019? What about protesters’ actions? What do you make of what happened in the second half of 2019. Two years on, how have things changed? Could it happen all over again?

    From 9:15am-9:30am, we’re discussing solicitors. Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng is proposing a plan to allow legal officers in her department to attain the title of senior counsel. Why? 

    11/06/2021 - 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)

    11/06/2021 - June 12th 2019 protests anniversary

    11/06/2021 - Solicitors to take silk?


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    CE's visit to the mainland; latest on US election

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Mike Rowse

    On Monday's Backchat, the Chief Executive's visit to the mainland and the latest on the US election.

    Beijing's top official on Hong Kong affairs, Vice Premier Han Zheng, has commended Chief Executive Carrie Lam for overcoming various challenges this year, from fighting the pandemic to implementing the new national security law during her duty visit to Beijing.

    The vice premier said he had heard good reports regarding Lam's talks, and he hopes Hong Kong will grasp opportunities in relation to the development of the Greater Bay Area and the rest of the country.

    The CE earlier said she was travelling to the capital to iron out policies with central government officials which would be beneficial to the SAR’s economic recovery.

    She said these initiatives will then be included in her Policy Address, which she hopes to deliver on November 25.

    What can we expect from this year's policy address? What do you make of the unprecedented visit and postponed policy address?

    From 9:00am-9:15am, we'll be discussing the latest in the US presidential election.

    8:30-9:15 CE's visit to the mainland
    8:30-9:15 Witman Hung, , Principal Liaison Officer, Hong Kong-Shenzhen Qianhai Authority; and Deputy to National People's Congress.
    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.
    9:00-9:15 Phone: Linda Li Che-lan, Professor of Political Science, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong

    9:15-9:30 latest on US election
    Chris Exline, Former Chair of Republican Abroad.


    09/11/2020 - 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)

    09/11/2020 - CE's visit to the mainland

    Witman Hung, Ho Lok-sang, Linda Li Che-lan

    09/11/2020 - Latest on US elections

    Chris Exline

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