A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Janice Wong and Andrew Work

    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
    (*except holidays)

    Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.



    Covid-19 updates; and transitional housing

    8:30am-9:15am: Covid-19 updates

    8:30am-9:15am: Prof Roberto Bruzzone, Co-Director, HKU-Pasteur Re-search Pole, School of Public Health, HKU

    8:30am-9:00am: Dr Pan Pey-chyou, Chairman of the Hong Kong Medical and Health Care Staff General Union; Former Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Federa-tion of Trade Unions

    9:00am-9:15am: Achim Czerny, Associate Professor, Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    9:15am-9:30am: transitional housing

    9:15am-9:30am: Dr Rita Li, Director of Sustainable Real Estate Research Center; Associate Professor of Department of Economics and Finance, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

    On Tuesday's Backchat: Covid-19 updates; and transitional housing.

    A new survey by the Society of Hospital Pharmacists suggests that nearly half of unvaccinated Hongkongers say they won’t be getting inoculated against the coronavirus. Of the more than 5,600 respondents to the online survey, 47 percent of those who'd not been vaccinated said they wouldn't be getting the jabs, while 27 percent were undecided. 

    The results have come after Hong Kong reached its goal late last month of having 70 percent of the eligible population receive at least one Covid-19 shot. 

    Meanwhile, another airline - Swiss International Air Lines - has suspended flights to Hong Kong over the strict quarantine regime in force here.

    From 9:15am, we’re talking about transitional housing – is this a way to relieve housing problems?  

    07/12/2021 - 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)

    07/12/2021 - Covid-19 updates

    07/12/2021 - Transitional housing


    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

    Housing shortage; and Group B Strep infections

    主持人:Janice Wong and Andrew Work

    8:30am-9:15am: housing shortage

    8:30am-9:15am: Yip Ngai-ming, Professor of Housing and Urban Studies, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong

    8:30am-9:15am: Anthony Wong, Business Director, Hong Kong Council of Social Service

    8:30am-9:00am: Sze Lai-shan, Deputy Director, The Society for Community Organisation

    9:15am-9:30am: Strep B

    9:15am-9:30am: Dr Andrew Wong Tin-yau, Specialist in Infectious disease

    On Friday's Backchat: The housing shortage, and a spate of invasive Group B Streptococcus cases.

    Our main topic is the new law just passed by Legco that will limit rent increases for subdivided flats to 10 percent… at the end of a two-year contract. But some lawmakers are concerned that there’s no regulation on the initial rent level.

    And Housing minister Frank Chan also raised eyebrows in the council when he acknowledged that it would take as long as 20 years to bring waiting times for public flats down to three years.

    So how is the government doing on housing for the grassroots? Is there enough short-term help for people?

    After 9.15am, we’ll be looking at dozens of people who’ve recently caught Group B Strep infections… and the role of fresh fish in the outbreak…


    22/10/2021 - 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)

    22/10/2021 - Housing shortage

    22/10/2021 - Group B Streptococcus infections

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