A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Nixie Lam

    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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    Apple Daily; and Taiwan's representative in HK

    8:30am-9:15am: Apple Daily

    8:30am-9:15am: Clement Woo Kin-man (in photo), Chairman of Tai Po South Area Committee and former member of Tai Po District Council

    8:30am-9:15am: Keith Richburg, President, Foreign Correspondents' Club;
    Director and Professor of Practice, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, HKU

    9:15am-9:30am: Taiwan's representative in HK

    9:15am-9:30am: Mark O’Neill, Author and China analyst

    On Wednesday’s Backchat, Apple Daily; and Taiwan's representative in Hong Kong.

    Apple Daily staff have been told the newspaper could cease operations this coming Saturday unless authorities release assets frozen as part of a national security

    The media outlet has already stopped its English and online financial news.

    Five executives were arrested on June 17 when 500 police officers raided the media group’s office. The CE insisted that the arrest had nothing to do with journalism and it cannot be described as suppression of press freedom.

    She accused the United States of "beautifying" acts that endanger national security with its criticism of the Hong Kong authorities' crackdown on Apple Daily, saying the territory's national security law must be enforced.

    What does it mean to the news industry and what impact will this bring? Will other outlets close? Do you think the closure is politically motivated? What did you think of Apple Daily?

    From 9:15am-9:30am, we’ll be discussing Taiwan's representative in Hong Kong. Staff of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office returned to Taiwan last weekend after the office said they were asked to sign a statement to support the “One China” policy. What does the move mean?


    23/06/2021 - 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)

    23/06/2021 - Apple Daily

    23/06/2021 - Taiwan's representative in HK







    US-China relations; and civil servant pay freeze

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Nixie Lam

    8:30am-9:15am: US-China relations

    8:30am-9:15am: Mark Michelson, chairman, Asia CEO Forum at IMA Asia

    8:30am-9:00am: Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Chair Professor of Political Science, Baptist University

    9:15am-9:30am: Civil servant pay freeze

    9:15am-9:30am: Felix Chung, Liberal Party leader; Textiles and garment sector lawmaker 

    On Thursday's Backchat, US-China relations, and civil servant pay freeze.

    Beijing on June 9 accused Washington of “paranoid delusion” after the US Senate passed a sweeping industrial policy bill reports say is intended to boost the country's ability to compete with Chinese technology.

    The 250 billion dollar bill includes measure to strengthen US technology and research, as well as to increase American production of semi-conductors and telecommunications equipment. The United States will target China with a new "strike force" to combat unfair trade practices, the Biden administration said on Tuesday, as it rolled out findings of a review of access to critical products

    But Joe Biden signed an executive order revoking a Trump-era order aimed at banning TikTok, WeChat and eight other communications and financial technology software applications.Biden's new order instead calls for a broad review of foreign-owned applications and directs agencies to provide reports to the president on the potential risk such apps pose to personal data and national security.

    Tensions between China and the US may worsen with Beijing expected to pass a new law on June 10 that experts say will enable Chinese companies subject to Western sanctions to retaliate against foreign business partners in mainland courts. How are things going? Is the bill aimed at china? Will it become reality? Is the US simply copying China’s centralized approach? What will happen at the G7 meeting? What about Biden's report on securing America's supply lines?

    From 9:15am-9:30am, we’re discussing civil servants as the government is expected to extend a pay freeze for another year.


    10/06/2021 - 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)

    10/06/2021 - US-China relations

    10/06/2021 - Civil servant pay freeze

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