A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Jim Gould 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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    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

    Proposed legal aid reform; new marine species found in HK waters

    主持人:Jim Gould and Ada Wong

    8:30am-9:15am: proposed legal aid reform

    8:30am-9:15am: Michael Davis, Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington; Former Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong

    8:30am-9:00am: Priscilla Leung, Business and Professionals Alliance lawmaker and Associate Professor of City University’s School of Law 

    9:00am-9:15am: Lawrence Ma, Chairman, Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation 

    9:15am-9:30am: new marine species

    9:15am-9:30am: Qiu Jianwen, Professor, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University

    On Tuesday's Backchat: Proposed legal aid reform; and discovery of new marine species.

    Legco’s Legal Service Panel will examine a government paper proposing that legal aid recipients in criminal cases will no longer be able to choose their own lawyers, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

    The planned revamp came after lawmakers said the system had been abused.

    In future, the Director of Legal Aid would assign lawyers to defendants, and nominations would only be accepted in cases such as when the lawyer concerned had already represented the defendant in lower courts.

    The paper also proposed lowering the quotas of legal aid cases that lawyers can undertake, and further limiting the number of judicial review cases they can take on.

    After 9.15am, we’ll be discussing the discovery of new marine life species in Hong Kong waters.



    26/10/2021 - 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)

    26/10/2021 - Proposed legal aid reform

    26/10/2021 - New marine species in HK

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