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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    Plastic bag levy of $2; and Hong Kong Palace Museum

    8:30am-9:15am: A planned increase of the plastic bag levy

    8:30am-9:15am: Ivy Chan,  Assistant Public Affairs Manager, Greener Action
    8:30am-9:15am: Edwin Lau, Founder and Executive Director, The Green Earth 
    9:00am-9:15am: Sze Lai-shan, Deputy Director, The Society for Community Organisa-tion (SoCo) 
    9:15am-9:30am: The new opening of the Hong Kong Palace Museum
    9:15am-9:30am: Raymond Fung, artist and architect; and member of the Hong Kong Palace Museum 

    On Tuesday's Backchat, we're talking about a planned increase of the plastic bag levy.
    The Legislative Council is due to consider a proposal on Tuesday to raise the charge for plastic shopping bags in supermarkets and some other stores from $50 cents to $1 dollar. But campaigners say that's not enough.
    The environmental group, Greeners Action, has conducted a survey which found that more than 75 percent of respondents believed that people would only start using fewer plastic bags if the levy was raised to at least HK$2 per bag, while only 21 percent would reduce their use if the levy was set at HK$1.

    Why do HK citizens still use too many plastic bags? Are they too convenient, or too cheap? And what impact would a $2 charge have on the underprivileged? 
    After 9.15am, the Hong Kong Palace Museum has finally opened its doors! We'll talk to a prominent artist and architect.  

    05/07/2022 - 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)

    05/07/2022 - Plastic bag levy of $2

    05/07/2022 - Hong Kong Palace Museum


    06 - 07



    Mervyn Cheung, Chairman, HK Education Policy Concern Group

    Covid-19 updates; and transitional housing

    主持人:Jim Gould and Ada Wong

    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

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