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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    Blank vote problems; no HK visitors for Macau

    On Friday's Backchat, blank vote problems  - and no HK visitors for Macau.

    The government is formally proposing to make it a crime for people to publicly urge others to cast blank or spoiled ballots, or not vote at all, as it unveiled a host of bills to amend local laws in line with the sweeping electoral reforms initiated by Beijing last month.
    It would also be a crime to obstruct or prevent people from casting a ballot. Both offences would be punishable by up to three years in prison.
    But can you outlaw inciting people to do something legal? Or is it like sex work in Hong Kong - where pimping is illegal, but prostitution isn't?
    And what is public? Facebook? Instagram? Signal? Talking to friends? Ronny Tong says we should stop looking for loopholes? Do you agree?
    From 9:15am-9:30am, we will be discussing the continuing ban for HK visitors to enter Macau without going through quarantine.

    8:30-9:15am Blank vote problems
    8:30am-9am phone Surya Deva, Associate professor, City University of Hong Kong’s School of Law
    8:30am-9am phone Michael Chugani, Veteran journalist and TV Host
    9am-9:15am phone Lo Kin-hei, Chairman of Democratic Party
    9:15-9:30am no HK visitors for Macau
    Phone: John Ap, Visiting professor and Director of Global Centre for Tourism,Education and Training, Macau Institute for Tourism Studies

    16/04/2021 - 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)

    16/04/2021 - Blank vote problems

    16/04/2021 - No HK visitors for Macau


    03 - 04



    Cameras in classrooms and lunar new year flower markets

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Ada Wong

    On Tuesday’s Backchat, cameras in classrooms, and lunar new year flower markets.

    Executive councillor and Liberal Party lawmaker Tommy Cheung has proposed to install CCTV cameras in classrooms to see if teachers make subversive remarks. Speaking at Legco’s Education Panel on Friday, Mr Cheung stressed that there would be no privacy issues as the cameras will be recording the teacher, but not the students. He also said it could be a measure to protect teachers who come under scrutiny and could help students who were absent from class to catch up with the syllabus easily. Do you agree? Would you support such a change?
    From 9:15am-9:30am, we’ll be discussing whether this year's flower markets should go ahead, as the Government has proposed, with crowd control measures. 

    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.

    8:30-9:15 CCTV in classroom
    8:30-9:00: Phone: Ip Kin-yuen, former education sector lawmaker 
    8:40-9:00 phone: Ho Lok-sang, Senior Research Fellow, Pan Sutong Economic Policy Re-search Institute, Lingnan University 
    8:45-9:15: Phone: Gordon Mathews, Professor of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    9:15-9:30 New Year Flower Market
    Phone: Ho Kwok-ho, Tuen Mun district councillor


    26/01/2021 - 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)

    26/01/2021 - 8.30-9.15am Cameras in classrooms

    26/01/2021 - 9.15 - 9.30am Lunar new year flower markets

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