A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Jim Gould and Mike Rowse

    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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    Health code; and love scam

    8:30am-9:15am: health code

    8:30am-9:15am: Wong Kam-fai, Director, Centre for Innovation and Technology, CUHK;
    Professor, Dept. of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management, CUHK

    8:30am-9:00am: Ricky Chu, Chairman, Equal Opportunities Commission 

    8:45am-9:00am: Sze Lai-shan, Deputy Director, The Society for Community Organisation (So-Co)

    9:00am-9:15am: Ivan Hung, Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong

    9:15am-9:30am: romance scam

    9:15am-9:30am:Valentina Tudose, Dating and Relationship Coach

    On Friday's Backchat: health code; and love scams.

    The government has unveiled details of how its health code system will work.

    It’s designed to enable those who are deemed to be of low-risk of having Covid-19 to enjoy quarantine-free travel to the mainland.

    Those interested can apply for a code from December the tenth – to familiarize themselves with the process. They’ll have to register their personal details, and upload their visit records from the LeaveHomeSafe app.

    The authorities will then use this information to determine your level of risk – giving applicants either a green, yellow or red code. Only the greens will be allowed to cross the border once its reopened.

    The government says there are no current plans to use this new health code here in Hong Kong, and that only people who want quarantine-free travel to the mainland need to apply.

    Meanwhile, with the LeaveHomeSafe app becoming mandatory at more premises from next Thursday, officials also said they are liaising with telecom firms and charity groups to give free mobile phones and telephone cards to people in need.

    What do you think? Do you have any concerns or questions about the health code system? 

    From 9:15am, we’re talking about love scams as Hong Kong records an 80% surge in cases in the first 10 months this year.

    03/12/2021 - 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)

    03/12/2021 - Health code

    03/12/2021 - Love scams


    11 - 12


    Andrew Chidgey, Chief Executive, AIDS Concern Hong Kong


    James Ockenden, Founder and Editor of Transit Jam; Producer of radio show ‘Wham Bam Tram!’


    Paul Haswell, Technology lawyer and Partner, Pinsent Masons


    Chan Hall Sion, Greenpeace campaigner


    Fredo Cheung, Heritage Conservationist and former Vice-President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists

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

    主持人:Jim Gould and Mike Rowse

    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

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