A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Jim Gould and Anna Fenton

    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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    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)

    Shek Kwu Chau incinerator and finless porpoises; Rent-rise limits on subdivided flats

    主持人:Jim Gould and Anna Fenton

    8:30am-9:15am: development of Shek Kwu Chau

    8:30am-9:15am: Taison Chang (L in photo), Chairman, Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society

    8:30am-9:15am: Gary Stokes, co-founder and Directors of Operations of OceansAsia, Formerly the Asia Director for Sea Shepherd Global

    8:30am-9:15am: Doris Woo (R in photo), Project Manager, Cetacean Conservation, WWF-Hong Kong

    9:15am-9:30am: subdivided unit rent

    9:15am-9:30am: Sze Lai-shan, Deputy Director, The Society for Community Organisation (SoCo)

    On Wednesday's Backchat: Development of the Shek Kwu Chau waste incinerator and its environmental impact; and rent controls on subdivided flats.

    Environmental groups have criticised a government decision to allow underwater cable installation for the waste facility during the most active months for the local population of finless porpoises. 

    The cables will provide electricity for the HK$31 billion incinerator, which is currently under construction off south Lantau, in one the porpoises' main habitats.

    The Environmental Protection Department has said noise from the work will not affect the aquatic mammals, and CLP Power has said it will adopt mitigation measures and will halt work temporarily if they are spotted nearby.  But the green groups are concerned. 

    After 9:15am, we’re discussing rent controls on subdivided flats, with the administration proposing to lower the limit of rent increases from 15 percent to 10 percent.


    15/09/2021 - 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)

    15/09/2021 - Shek Kwu Chau incinerator and finless porpoises

    15/09/2021 - Rent-rise limits on subdivided flats

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