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)

    Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.



    How welcoming is the west; trashing the countryside

    On Friday's Backchat, how welcoming is the west? - and trashing the countryside.

    A surge in violence and hate crimes against Asian-Americans in the US has prompted rallies and a nationwide campaign - Against Asian Hate. What's triggering this? Covid? Hostility to a rising China?China's actions in Xinjiang and elsewhere? Underlying racism? Trump? How can it be stopped? And there are reports of big increases in harrassment of Chinese and other East Asians in the UK too.

    At the same time the British government has unveiled a 43 million pound array of measures to help new BN(O) arrivals from Hong Kong settle in the country. The new Hong Kong UK Welcome Programme will focus on aspects including housing, employment, and education. The authorities will also use the money to establish 12 virtual hubs to help the newcomers access information on everyday matters.

    Why is the Government taking these measures? Do they have popular support? Will they make a difference? From 9:20am-9:30am, ahead of this weekend we'll be talking about the trash problem in our parks and outlying islands after the easter break.

    8:30am-9:20am How welcoming is the West?
    8:30am-9am Chip Tsao, Social Commentator
    8:30am-9am Diana Yeh, Senior Lecturer at City University of London’s School of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Sociology
    9am-9:20am Kelson Gustin Law, visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Vassar College

    9:20am-9:30am Trashing the countryside
    Paul Zimmerman, CEO of Designing Hong Kong, Southern District Councillor

    09/04/2021 - 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)

    09/04/2021 - How welcoming is the west?

    09/04/2021 - Trashing the countryside


    03 - 04




    Whatsapp / Cold weather and homeless people

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Anna Fenton

    On Wednesday’s Backchat, Whatsapp; and homeless people in cold weather.
    The Privacy Commissioner has urged messaging service Whatsapp to put off a controversial new policy that would require users to share a host of data with its parent company, Facebook, and clearly explain how this information would be used.
    According to Ada Chung, “substantial amount of personal data” will be shared with Facebook, including phone numbers, user locations, contacts, and payments and transactions made via Whatsapp.”
    Should the two billion users be worried? How do you balance convenience and privacy? Is it a step too far?
    From 9:15am-9:30am, we’ll join by representatives from two NGOs to talk about how homeless people are faring in the cold weather.
    Let us know your thoughts, 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.

    8:30-9:15am Whatsapp
    8:30-9:00 Phone: Alex Hung, Chairman of Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Educa-tion Association
    8:30-9:15 Phone: Michael Gazeley, Managing Director at Network Box Corporation Limited 
    9:15-9:30 Cold weather and homeless people
    Ng Wai Tung, Community Organizer of Society for Community Organization 
    Jeff Rotmeyer, founder of Love 21 Foundation and ImpactHK


    13/01/2021 - 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)

    13/01/2021 - 8.30-9.15 am Whatsapp

    13/01/2021 - 9:15-9:30 Cold weather and homeless people

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