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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    Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.



    Combatting child abuse; illegal parking

    8:30am-9:15am: combatting child abuse

    8:30am-9:15am: Samantha Gershon, Family lawyer, partner in the Hong Kong family team at Withers

    8:30am-9:15am: Amanda Whitfort, Associate Professor, HKU’s Faculty of Law 

    8:30am-9:00am: Dr Patrick Cheung, Chairperson, Against Child Abuse

    9:00am-9:15am: Eni Lestari, the chairwoman of the International Migrants Alliance

    9:15am-9:30am: illegal parking

    9:15am-9:30am: James Ockenden, Founder and Editor of Transit Jam; Producer of radio show ‘Wham Bam Tram!’

    On Tuesday's Backchat: Combatting child abuse; and illegal parking.

    The welfare secretary, Law Chi-kwong, has spoken in support of a proposal from the Law Reform Commission to create a new criminal offence targeting people who fail to protect children at risk from abuse.

    A sub-committee launched a public consultation exercise in 2019 and has now put forward its recommendations, which also cover protection for the elderly and people with disabilities. Anyone failing to take action to protect the vulnerable, such as making a report to the police, could face a lengthy prison term if the victim suffers serious harm or dies.

    It said the law should cover anyone who has a duty of care, including members of the same household, relatives, domestic helpers, social workers and teachers.

    After 9:15am, as we prepare to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, we'll take a look at illegal parking as the police warn drivers who park where they are not supposed to that their vehicles could get multiple tickets.

    21/09/2021 - 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)

    21/09/2021 - Combatting child abuse

    21/09/2021 - Illegal parking




    Samantha Gershon, Family lawyer, partner in the Hong Kong family team at Withers


    Taison Chang(L), Doris Woo (R)


    Raymond Fung (L), John Batten (R)

    June 4th under NSL

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Danny Gittings

    8:30am-9:30am: June 4th under NSL

    8:30am-9:00am: Gordon Mathews, Professor of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong 

    8:30am-9:30am: David Zweig, Director, Transnational China Consulting Limited

    9:00am-9:30am: Richard Tsoi, Secretary, Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China 

    9:00am-9:30am: Andrew Leung, International and Independent China Strategist and former Director-General of Social Welfare

    On Friday's Backchat, June 4th under NSL.

    This year’s planned vigil was the first after the national security law. But for the second year in a row, it has been banned, with the police citing risks of Covid-19 infection.

    City leader Carrie Lam was asked if the slogan “end one-party rule” in China is illegal, she said, “this is such a complicated matter, and it is difficult for the chief executive to answer here with a yes or a no.” She also declined to comment on why the vigil had been banned when other large gatherings such as concerts and art fairs were allowed.

    The organiser has now dropped calls for people to show up at the vigil, and appealed to residents to mourn in their own way. 7 churches across Hong Kong will hold masses at 8pm to commemorate.

    Sources say the police are planning to deploy up to 7,000 officers to stop any possible unauthorised gatherings. The sources also say people go near Victoria Park and are dressed in black, chant slogans, or light candles, there is a chance they will be considered to be there in connection with the banned assembly.

    What do you think about the ban? How are attitudes to what happened in Beijing in 1989 changing?


    04/06/2021 - 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)

    04/06/2021 - June 4th under NSL

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