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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    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am
    (*except holidays)

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    Combatting child abuse; illegal parking

    8:30am-9:15am: combatting child abuse

    8:30am-9:15am: Samantha Gershon, Family lawyer, partner in the Hong Kong family team at Withers

    8:30am-9:15am: Amanda Whitfort, Associate Professor, HKU’s Faculty of Law 

    8:30am-9:00am: Dr Patrick Cheung, Chairperson, Against Child Abuse

    9:00am-9:15am: Eni Lestari, the chairwoman of the International Migrants Alliance

    9:15am-9:30am: illegal parking

    9:15am-9:30am: James Ockenden, Founder and Editor of Transit Jam; Producer of radio show ‘Wham Bam Tram!’

    On Tuesday's Backchat: Combatting child abuse; and illegal parking.

    The welfare secretary, Law Chi-kwong, has spoken in support of a proposal from the Law Reform Commission to create a new criminal offence targeting people who fail to protect children at risk from abuse.

    A sub-committee launched a public consultation exercise in 2019 and has now put forward its recommendations, which also cover protection for the elderly and people with disabilities. Anyone failing to take action to protect the vulnerable, such as making a report to the police, could face a lengthy prison term if the victim suffers serious harm or dies.

    It said the law should cover anyone who has a duty of care, including members of the same household, relatives, domestic helpers, social workers and teachers.

    After 9:15am, as we prepare to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, we'll take a look at illegal parking as the police warn drivers who park where they are not supposed to that their vehicles could get multiple tickets.

    21/09/2021 - 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)

    21/09/2021 - Combatting child abuse

    21/09/2021 - Illegal parking




    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)

    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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