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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    Minimum size for private flats; China’s latest space mission

    8:30am-9:30am: minimum size for private flats

    8:30am-9:00am: Shih Wing Ching (in photo), Founder and Chief Executive, Centaline Group

    8:30am-9:15am: Lau Chun-kong, Managing Director, Valuation & Advisory Services in Asia of Colliers

    9:15am-9:30am: China’s latest space mission

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

    On Monday's Backchat: A minimum size for newly built apartments; and China’s latest space mission.

    The Development Secretary, Michael Wong, says a new requirement may be introduced to ensure that newly built private apartments are at least 210 square feet in area.

    The aim would be to prevent developers from building ever-smaller studio flats, or nano-flats, as they are known.

    A study on flat sizes will be launched soon and the new measure could be introduced as soon as next year.

    Mr Wong says it's part of a plan to give residents a chance to have more living space, or "living bigger" in "Hong Kong 2030+". 

    After 9.15am, we’ll be looking at China’s latest mission to the space station which is still under construction.


    18/10/2021 - 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)

    18/10/2021 - Minimum size for private flats

    18/10/2021 - China’s latest space mission


    09 - 10


    Shih Wing Ching, Founder and Chief Executive, Centaline Group


    Chim Hon-ming, Principal of Chiu Sheung School, Hong Kong; Chairman of the Council of Central and Western District School Heads


    David Webb, founder and editor of Webb-site.com



    Sports facilities; new hiking trail on Kat O Island

    主持人:Jim Gould and Jenny Lam

    8:30am-9:15am: sports facilities

    8:30am-9:15am: Kam Man-fung (in photo), Executive Committee Member, New People's Party

    8:30am-9:15am: David Greaves, Chief Financial Officer, Hong Kong Rugby Union 

    8:30am-9:15am: Patrick Lau, Professor, Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health, Baptist University

    9:15am-9:30am: new hiking trail

    9:15am-9:30am: Martin Williams, author of The 25 Best Day Walks in Hong Kong

    On Friday's Backchat: sports facilities; and new hiking trail.

    A consultancy report for the Home Affairs Bureau says Hong Kong will be facing a shortage of sports facilities in the future.

    Based on an estimation of the population for 2026 – it says the territory will be short of a number of facilities including 49 indoor multipurpose sports centers, three football and rugby pitches, four track and field stadiums, and three outdoor tennis courts to host competitions and training sessions.

    After our success at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, and the current focus on the National Games, how should we further promote sport?

    After 9:15am, we’re looking at the new Kat O Heritage Trail, in order to mark the 10th anniversary of the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark.


    24/09/2021 - 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)

    24/09/2021 - Sports facilities

    24/09/2021 - New hiking trail on Kat O Island

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