A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Jim Gould and Jenny 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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    Election committee; career opportunities in the mainland

    8:30am-9:15am: election committee

    8:30am-9:15am: Chris Yeung, Political Analyst; former chairperson of Hong Kong Journalists Association

    9:00am-9:15am: Nixie Lam, elected Election Committee member, Representatives of Hong Kong members of relevant national organisations

    9:15am-9:30am: career opportunities in the mainland

    9:15am-9:30am: Stanley Choi, standing committee member, All-China Youth Federation

    On Monday's Backchat: Voting for the Election Committee; and career opportunities in the mainland.

    Nearly 90% of about 4,900 eligible voter have cast their ballots in the Election Committee subsector elections held yesterday. They were deciding on 364 seats in the 13 of 40 subsectors which were being contested.

    The voting was taking place under a new electoral system following the Central Government’s  overhaul, designed to ensure that only those regarded as patriots can be in positions of authority. The 1,500-member Election Committee is made up of five big sectors, with 40 subsectors that include representatives from businesses, professional bodies, labour and religious groups, as well as national legislators and groups that have ties to the central authorities.

    It was a very different looking exercise from previous occasions, with the number of individual voters greatly reduced, and largely replaced by corporate votes. We’ll be taking a close look at the changed political landscape.

    Meanwhile the head of the Electoral Affairs Commission has apologized a delay in the announcement of the full results, saying it appeared there’d been problems with ballot verification papers.

    After 9:15am, we’re looking at career opportunities in the mainland, with the All-China Youth Federation announcing 40,000 jobs and internships to young people from Hong Kong in the next five years.

    20/09/2021 - 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)

    20/09/2021 - Election committee

    20/09/2021 - Career opportunities in the mainland




    Taison Chang(L), Doris Woo (R)


    Raymond Fung (L), John Batten (R)

    Possible housing development close to the wetlands; red tides

    主持人:Jim Gould and Jenny Lam

    8:30am-9:15am: possible development in the wetland

    8:30am-9:15am: Ryan Ip (in photo), Head of Land & Housing Research, Our Hong Kong Foundation

    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: Albert Lai, Director, Conservancy Association

    9:15am-9:30am: red tides

    9:15am-9:30am: Ho Kin-chung, Chairman, Association on Harmful Algal Blooms in South China Sea; Honorary Professor, Department of Geography, HKU 

    On Thursday’s Backchat, we’re talking about the prospect of housing construction in areas surrounding Hong Kong’s wetlands.

    The Development Secretary, Michael Wong, said this week that the administration would consider loosening restrictions in the 1,000 hectares of buffer zones surrounding the Deep Bay Wetland conservation area in the northern New Territories. He said their development potential had to be considered, and a panel within his bureau would examine whether plot ratios in the areas could be increased.

    But the statement draw a backlash from environmentalists. Green groups said allowing higher-density development would affect the whole wetland habitat, as fishponds and wetlands usually provide food and habitat to migratory birds.

    What do you think? Would this be a way to provide much needed new housing? Would the environmental cost be too great?

    From 9:15am-9:30am, we’ll be discussing the increasing number of red tides phenomenon in Hong Kong. 


    05/08/2021 - 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)

    05/08/2021 - Possible housing development in the wetlands

    05/08/2021 - Red tides

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