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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    Children protection in Hong Kong; looking ahead to the Winter Olympics

    8:30am-9:15am: children protection

    8:30am-8:50am: Lester Huang, chairman of the independent review committee; Manag-ing Partner and Co-chairman of PC Woo & Co.

    8:30am-9:00am: Mrs Priscilla Lui, member of the Commission on Children

    8:45am-9:15am: Anthony Wong, Business Director, Hong Kong Council of Social Service

    9:00am-9:15am: Robin Hammond, executive committee chairman of the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children

    9:15am-9:30am: Winter Olympics

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

    Today we are talking about children protection in Hong Kong and looking ahead to the Winter Olympics. Heads up - we are discussing abuse of children and some listeners may find this difficult to listen to. Consider yourself warned.

    We’re discussing this because Preliminary findings from an investigation into alleged abuse at a foster home in Prince Edward suggested that management must have been aware of the problem but did little to stop it.

    The Independent Review Committee said staff had routinely subjected children under their care to rough physical treatment. It looked at security camera footage and found at least 10 incidents which it said amounted to abuse. We’re talking about kids being slapped, kicked, shaken, thrown against a padded wall, and having their ears pulled.

    The director of the Society for the Protection of Children and superintendent of the Children's Residential Home run by the society have now resigned. The investigating Committee is making recommendations we’ll review and we’ll discuss if it is enough or is there a deeper systemic rot.

    After 9.15am, we’ll talk about the Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing which gets underway next Friday, on February 4.

    28/01/2022 - 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)

    28/01/2022 - Children protection in Hong Kong

    28/01/2022 - Looking ahead to the Winter Olympics




     Hidde Bart de Vries, Co-Chairs, Adoptive Families of Hong Kong


    Helga Vanthournout, Senior Advisor of ADM Capital Foundation


    Chris B, Founder, Musicians Foundation and the Underground HK

    Macau gaming industry; World Aids Day

    主持人:Jim Gould and Anna Fenton

    8:30am-9:15am: Macau gaming industry

    8:30am-9:15am: Ben Lee, Managing Partner, IGamiX Management & Consulting Ltd 

    8:30am-9:00am: Steve Vickers, CEO of Steve Vickers and Associates, a specialist Political & Corporate Risk Consultancy

    9:15am-9:30am: World Aids Day

    9:15am-9:30am: Andrew Chidgey, Chief Executive, AIDS Concern Hong Kong  

    On Wednesday's Backchat: the Macau gaming industry; and World Aids Day.

    Macau casino shares trade here slumped on Monday after police arrested 11 people at the weekend over alleged money-laundering and illegal cross-border gambling.

    Alvin Chau, head of the Macau casino junket operator Suncity Group, has been remanded in custody in the SAR after authorities in Wenzhou, in mainland China, issued an arrest warrant for him. Such operators act as go-betweens, bringing big-spending visitors to the casinos, extending them credit and collecting interest on their debts.

    There’s also uncertainty surrounding the future of the casino sector, with gaming concessions due to expire in the middle of next year.

    From 9:15am, we’re talking more about Aids and HIV, as December 1 is World Aids Day.


    01/12/2021 - 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)

    01/12/2021 - Macau gaming industry

    01/12/2021 - World Aids Day

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