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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    Latest pay trend survey

    9:00am-9:30am: Latest pay trend survey

    9:00am-9:30am: Lee Quane, Regional Director – Asia, ECA International
    9:00am-9:30am: Randy Chiu, Professor Emeritus, Department of Management, Hong Kong Baptist University’s School of Business 

    After 9am on Backchat, we'll look at the latest pay trend survey, that recommends a salary increase of up to a record 7.26 percent for civil servants. 

    20/05/2022 - 足本 Full (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)

    20/05/2022 - Latest pay trend survey



    Film censorship; and staycation traps

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Nixie Lam

    8:30am-9:15am: film censorship

    8:30am-9:15am: Kristof Van den Troost (bottom left in photo), Assistant Professor, Centre for China Studies, CUHK

    8:30am-9:15am: Antony Dapiran (top in photo), Hong Kong-based writer and lawyer; and author of 'City on Fire: The Fight for Hong Kong'

    8:30am-9:15am: Josef Gregory Mahoney, Professor of Politics; Director of International Graduate Program in Politics, East China Normal University

    9:15am-9:30am: staycation traps

    9:15am-9:30am: Gilly Wong, Chief Executive, Consumer Council 

    On Thursday's Backchat, film censorship; and staycation traps.

    Hong Kong's film censors have been ordered to ban any movies deemed to be supporting or glorifying acts that could endanger national security. The government has gazetted changes to the Film Censorship Ordinance, saying this is part of its duty under the national security law.

    The move comes after a controversial screening of Inside the Red Brick Wall, a documentary about clashes between protesters and police at Polytechnic University in 2019. The film had been vetted by censors but it still faced criticism from pro-establishment lawmakers. The screening was eventually cancelled.

    The CE acknowledged the new rules had caused "some anxiety" within the creative industry, but stressed that guidance was needed to prevent inadvertent violations of the national security law.

    "Previously there wasn’t a very clear condition or requirement about national security. But we cannot take for granted that there is a piece of legislation called the Hong Kong national security law and it was not being fully implemented," Lam said.

    She said that apart from the four offences that undermine national security, there are also provisions in the law requiring “almost every department, every individual, every organisation” not to undermine national security or harm the interests of the nation.

    How will the new rules affect film-making, and film distribution here? The censors now have to judge if a film has any content which is objectively capable of being perceived as supporting an act jeopardizing the safeguarding of national security. What does that mean in reality? How will Hollywood films fare? Will Ten Years be banned? What about documentaries? 

    From 9:15am-9:30am, we’re discussing staycations. Some people might have fallen into consumer traps over staycation bookings. How?


    17/06/2021 - 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)

    17/06/2021 - Film censorship

    17/06/2021 - Staycation traps

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