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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    Sports facilities; new hiking trail on Kat O Island

    8:30am-9:15am: sports facilities

    8:30am-9:15am: Kam Man-fung (in photo), Executive Committee Member, New People's Par-ty(9639 9818)

    8:30am-9:15am: David Greaves, Chief Financial Officer, Hong Kong Rugby Union 

    8:30am-9:15am: Patrick Lau, Professor, Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health, Baptist University

    9:15am-9:30am: new hiking trail

    9:15am-9:30am: Martin Williams, author of The 25 Best Day Walks in Hong Kong

    On Friday's Backchat: sports facilities; and new hiking trail.

    A consultancy report for the Home Affairs Bureau says Hong Kong will be facing a shortage of sports facilities in the future.

    Based on an estimation of the population for 2026 – it says the territory will be short of a number of facilities including 49 indoor multipurpose sports centers, three football and rugby pitches, four track and field stadiums, and three outdoor tennis courts to host competitions and training sessions.

    After our success at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, and the current focus on the National Games, how should we further promote sport?

    After 9:15am, we’re looking at the new Kat O Heritage Trail, in order to mark the 10th anniversary of the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark.

    24/09/2021 - 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)

    24/09/2021 - Sports facilities

    24/09/2021 - New hiking trail on Kat O Island




    Kam Man-fung, Executive Committee Member, New People's Party


    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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