A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Ada Wong

    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
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    Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.



    Future of the Democratic Party; Recycling of plastic bottles

    8:30am-9:15am: Future of the Democratic Party

    8:30am-9:00am: Fred Li, former lawmaker, Democratic Party 

    8:30am-9:15am: Christine Loh, Former Undersecretary for Environment and former legislator; 

    8:40am-9:00am: Regina Ip, lawmaker, member of the Executive Council; and chairwoman of the New People’s Party

    9:00am-09:15am: Lo Kin-hei, Chairman, Democratic Party

    9:15am-9:30am: Recycling of plastic bottles 

    9:15am-9:30am: Paul Zimmerman, Southern District Councillor, CEO of Designing Hong Kong

    On Monday's Backchat: The future of the Democratic Party; and recycling plastic bottles.

    It had been due to decide on Sunday whether or not to field candidates in the Legco elections in December. But instead it stopped short of making a decision – with the chairman, Lo Kin-hei, saying members had decided that it wasn’t necessary to take a vote on the issue as no-one from the party had expressed an intention to stand in the elections.

    He said the party would ask members who are interested in joining the polls to notify its central committee, and if potential candidates did come forward, then another meeting would be held for members to question them and decide whether they could represent the party and take part in the election.

    After 9:15am, we’re joined by environmentalist Paul Zimmerman to talk about recycling plastic bottles.

    27/09/2021 - 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)

    27/09/2021 - Future of the Democratic Party

    27/09/2021 - Plastic bottles recycling




    Kam Man-fung, Executive Committee Member, New People's Party


    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)

    China’s five-year-plan

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Ada Wong

    8:30am-9:15am: China’s five-year-plan

    8:30am-9:30am: Mark Michelson (L in photo), chairman, Asia CEO Forum at IMA Asia

    8:30am-9:30am: David Webb (R in photo), Founder and editor of Webb-site.com

    8:30am-9:00am: Witman Hung, principal liaison officer for Hong Kong at the Shenzhen Qianhai Authority, National People’s Congress Deputy

    9:00am-09:30am: Helen So, Lead, Arts & Culture, Our Hong Kong Foundation 

    On Tuesday's Backchat, China’s five-year plan.

    The deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, Huang Liuquan, says China's dream of rejuvenating the nation also includes the dream of 7.5 million Hong Kong people.

    In a Monday seminar on the national 14th five-year-plan, he reiterated that the SAR is an inalienable part of China and the national blueprint underpins the territory's financial, trading, aviation, technology, legal and cultural sectors. It will improve their competitiveness and enable them to "merge into the country's overall development", he said.

    Central government officials have also for the first time briefed lawmakers on national policies at Legco, saying the city had already wasted a lot of time during the 2019 anti-government protests.

    What do we expect from the plan? How will Hong Kong be included? What impact will this bring to our economy, and what are cultural elements - what sort of cultural exchange does it mandate for us?


    24/08/2021 - 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)

    24/08/2021 - China’s five-year-plan

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