A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Andrew Work

    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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    Plastic bag levy of $2; and Hong Kong Palace Museum

    8:30am-9:15am: A planned increase of the plastic bag levy

    8:30am-9:15am: Ivy Chan,  Assistant Public Affairs Manager, Greener Action
    8:30am-9:15am: Edwin Lau, Founder and Executive Director, The Green Earth 
    9:00am-9:15am: Sze Lai-shan, Deputy Director, The Society for Community Organisa-tion (SoCo) 
    9:15am-9:30am: The new opening of the Hong Kong Palace Museum
    9:15am-9:30am: Raymond Fung, artist and architect; and member of the Hong Kong Palace Museum 

    On Tuesday's Backchat, we're talking about a planned increase of the plastic bag levy.
    The Legislative Council is due to consider a proposal on Tuesday to raise the charge for plastic shopping bags in supermarkets and some other stores from $50 cents to $1 dollar. But campaigners say that's not enough.
    The environmental group, Greeners Action, has conducted a survey which found that more than 75 percent of respondents believed that people would only start using fewer plastic bags if the levy was raised to at least HK$2 per bag, while only 21 percent would reduce their use if the levy was set at HK$1.

    Why do HK citizens still use too many plastic bags? Are they too convenient, or too cheap? And what impact would a $2 charge have on the underprivileged? 
    After 9.15am, the Hong Kong Palace Museum has finally opened its doors! We'll talk to a prominent artist and architect.  

    05/07/2022 - 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)


    06 - 07



    Mervyn Cheung, Chairman, HK Education Policy Concern Group

    Housing; Space tourism

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Andrew Work

    8:30am-9:15am: housing

    8:30am-9:15am: Dr Rita Li, Director of Sustainable Real Estate Research Center; Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, HK Shue Yan University 

    8:30am-9:00am: Ryan Ip (in photo), Head of Land & Housing Research, Our Hong Kong Foundation

    8:45am-9:00am: Ho Lok-sang, Senior Research Fellow, Pan Sutong Economic Policy Research Institute, Lingnan University 

    9:15am-9:30am: space tourism

    9:15am-9:30am: Quentin Parker, Professor, Department of Physics and Director of Space Research Laboratory, HKU 

    On Wednesday’s Backchat, housing; and space tourism.

    The head of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, Xia Baolong said that he hopes housing issues in the city would see great improvements, and it would bid farewell to caged homes and subdivided houses by 2049.

    Meanwhile, Carrie Lam said the government has found enough land to meet its three-year target of building 15,000 transitional homes, as she vowed to use the remainder of her term to tackle the housing issue, including strengthening oversight from the highest level of government to avoid an internal “fragmentation of responsibilities”.

    What does this mean? What actually are priority problems in housing? The CE told lawmakers “what we need to fundamentally solve the housing problem in Hong Kong is not any expedient measure, but the determination to maintain the land supply, is that what Beijing wants? Should property prices be high or low? More public housing or less? Are developers devils or angels? What should be long term goals for Hong Kong?

    From 9:15am-9:30am, we’re discussing space tourism. After Richard Branson finished his trip to the edge of space, Jeff Bezos is also heading for the stars, with the oldest and the youngest ever astronauts. Is it a new frontier, or escapism for bored billionaires?


    21/07/2021 - 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)

    21/07/2021 - Housing

    21/07/2021 - Space tourism

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