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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    Covid-19 jabs for teenagers; Election Committee subsector elections

    8:30am-9:15am: Covid-19 jabs for teenagers

    8:30am-9:15am: Professor Lau Yu-lung, Chair Professor of Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, HKU; Chairman of the Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Disease

    8:30am-9:00am: Alex Lam, Chairman, Hong Kong Patients’ Voices

    9:00am-9:15am: Tang Fei, Principal, Heung To Secondary School (Tseung Kwan O)

    9:15am-9:30am: Election Committee subsector elections

    9:15am-9:30am: Chung Kim-wah, Political commentator

    On Friday's Backchat: Covd-19 jabs for teenagers; and the Election Committee subsector elections.

    Expert advisers to the government have changed their guidance on Hong Kong teenagers getting vaccinated against Covid-19, saying they need only one BioNTech jab instead of two.

    The change comes after more than 30 young people experienced inflammation of the heart as a suspected side-effect of the injection since those aged between 12 and 17 began receiving the shots in June.

    After 9:15am, we’re looking ahead to the Election Committee Subsector elections which will take place this Sunday.

    17/09/2021 - 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)

    17/09/2021 - Covid-19 jabs for teenagers

    17/09/2021 - Election Committee subsector elections




    Taison Chang(L), Doris Woo (R)


    Raymond Fung (L), John Batten (R)

    Human rights; New beach in Tai Po

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Danny Gittings

    8:30am-9:15am: Human rights

    8:30am-9:15am: Anne-Marie Brook, Co-founder, Human Rights Measurement Initiative

    8:30am-9:15am: Emily Lau, former Democratic Party lawmaker

    8:30am-9:15am: Ho Lok-sang, Senior Research Fellow, Pan Sutong Economic Policy Research Institute, Lingnan University 

    9:15am-9:30am: New beach in Tai Po

    9:15am-9:30am: So Tat-leung, Tai Po District Councillor 

    On Friday’s Backchat, human rights; and a new beach in Tai Po. 

    Hong Kong’s human rights scores have plummeted since 2019, and the pandemic has made the situation worse, according to the latest report by a human rights index.

    The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) tracks human rights performances in a number of areas including the right to quality of life, safety from the state, and empowerment rights.

    While the national security law was noted as having a significant impact on human rights, government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic was also taken into account.  

    Meanwhile, the UN rights chief called for action against the “severe cascade of human rights setbacks in our lifetimes”. More than 40 countries challenged China over its actions in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet, while China hits back saying it is concerned by the violations of refugees’ rights by countries like the US, UK and Canada.

    Do you agree that human rights in Hong Kong are deteriorating? In what ways? What are the causes? Are human rights in a global crisis?

    From 9:15am-9:30am, we’ll be discussing the new beach in Tai Po. Lung Mei Beach is the first man-made beach to be built by the government, after over a decade of planning.


    25/06/2021 - 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)

    25/06/2021 - Human rights

    25/06/2021 - New beach in Tai Po

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