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

    Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.



    Police; Public toilets

    8:30am-9:15am Police

    8:30am-9:00am: Lo Kin-hei, Chairman of the Democratic Party and Southern
    District Council 

    8:30am-9:00am: Steve Vickers, CEO of Steve Vickers and Associates (SVA),
    a specialist Political & Corporate Risk Consultancy, expert on crisis management

    9:00am-9:15am: Chris Yeung, Chairperson of the Hong Kong Journalists Association

    9:15am-9:30am Public toilets

    9:15am-9:30am: Dr Henry Hung Chi-kuen, Vice-president, Hong Kong Toilet Association

    On Friday’s Backchat, police; and public toilets.


    Senior Assistant Commissioner and Director of National Security, Frederic Choi was caught during a raid on an unlicensed massage parlour and has now been put on leave. Police chief Chris Tang says the Organised Crime and Triad Bureau is now looking into the case. He adds that “this incident would have an effect on the overall situation of the police force.”

    Lawmaker Paul Tse pointed out that visiting an unlicensed massage parlour is not illegal. “It's no worse than going to an unlicensed restaurant, and not even as serious as jaywalking”, he said. Do you agree?

    What do you think of the police’s handling of it? How did the media report on the incident? The Commissioner and other senior policemen have been outspoken on many issues from fake news to geopolitics lately. Do you welcome this? What is the public
    image of the police like now?


    From 9:15am-9:30am, we'll be discussing public toilets in Hong Kong. The Ombudsman has called for heavier penalties on contractors to improve the state of public toilets. How do you rate them? How would you improve them?

    14/05/2021 - 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)

    14/05/2021 - Police

    14/05/2021 - Public toilets









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

    Covid-19 and domestic helpers; HK property prices

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Ada Wong

    8:30-9:15am Covid-19 domestic helpers
    8:30-9:15am Eni Lestari, founder of the Association of Indonesian Migrant Workers
    8:30am-9am Chan Tung-fung Chair, Hong Kong Union of Employment Agencies
    9:15-9:30am Properties prices
    Rosanna Tang, Head of Research, Hong Kong & the Greater Bay Area of Colliers
    On Tuesday's Backchat: Covid-19 and domestic helpers; rising property prices in HK.

    The latest infection control requirements imposed on foreign domestic helpers have been met with strong criticism from both the employer and employee sides, with the helpers saying they feel discriminated against, and employers complaining about a lack of solutions for possible labour disputes.

    Last Friday the authorities ordered all 370,000 foreign domestic helpers to get tested for Covid-19 before May 9, after two Filipino maids were found to be carrying mutated strains of the virus.

    What do you think about this testing requirement for domestic workers from overseas? Is it a form of discrimination, or a sensible precaution, as the government insists it is?

    From 9:15am-9:30am, we'll be discussing why the price of Hong Kong property keeps rising despite the economic damage caused by Covid-19.


    04/05/2021 - 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)

    04/05/2021 - Covid-19 and domestic helpers

    04/05/2021 - Property prices in HK

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