A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Janice Wong 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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    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am
    (*except holidays)

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    How best to preserve Hong Kong‘s historic buildings; new locally-developed hepatitis B drug; World Cup 2022

    8:30am-9:15am: revitalisation of heritage buildings

    8:30am-9:15am: Fredo Cheung, Heritage Conservationist; former Vice President of Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists

    8:30am-9:15am: John Batten, Convenor of the Central & Western Concern Group

    8:30am-9:00am: Andrew Lam, lawmaker and former Chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board

    9:15am-9:25am: new hepatitis B drug

    9:15am-9:25am: Yuen Man-fung, Chair Professor, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Professor in Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, HKUMed

    9:25am-9:30am: World Cup

    9:25am-9:30am: Atom Cheung, RTHK sports reporter

    On today’s programme, we‘re looking at Hong Kong‘s historic buildings and how best to preserve and use them.

    Often, it‘s a case of adapt, or die. There are many examples of revitalisation projects — old buildings put to new uses — that flourish, such as Tai Kwun in Central. Or there’s the Foreign Correspondents‘ Club at the Old Dairy Farm Depot that’s just gotten a lease renewal from the government.

    But not all of these projects work out… the Haw Par Music Foundation has just handed back the his-toric Haw Par mansion in Tai Hang to the government more than two years before its lease was up, citing income limitations and operational challenges.

    So, what’s the best way to save such historic buildings from the wrecking ball, and put them to good use?

    After 9:15 we’ll look at a new, locally-developed hepatitis B drug that could free patients from having to take pills for their whole lives.

    And at 9:25 we‘ll get the latest World Cup update from our sports correspondent.

    07/12/2022 - 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)

    07/12/2022 - Revitalisation of heritage buildings

    07/12/2022 - New hepatitis B drug

    07/12/2022 - World Cup 2022


    11 - 12




    Jason Chan, Programme Manager (Testing & PLHIV Service), AIDS Concern



    A look at the new Legislative Council

    主持人:Janice Wong and Ada Wong

    8:30am-9:30am: new Legislative Council

    8:30am-9:15am: James Sung, founding director of the Progress and Per-fection Research Institute

    8:30am-8:45am: Nixie Lam, elected lawmaker, Election Committee con-stituency 

    8:30am-9:00am: Nelson Wong, former lawmaker and former member of the Democratic Party 

    9:00am-9:15am: Dr David Lam, elected lawmaker, functional constituency, Medical and health services 

    9:15am-9:30am: Lau Siu-kai, vice-president of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies

    On Tuesday’s Backchat, a look at the new Legislative Council 


    Pro-establishment candidates have claimed all but one seat in the first Legco election since Beijing’s revamp of the electoral system, to ensure that only patriots can govern Hong Kong.


    Of the 90 lawmakers in the new legislature, the only non-establishment figure is Tik Chi-yuen, from the Third Side.


    Chief Executive Carrie Lam hailed the newly-elected Legislative Council, saying the poll winners are broadly representative of the people.


    Her comments come as the State Council published a white paper that stressed commitment to the Hong Kong patriots governing Hong Kong” principle, to ensure that one country, two systems will make steady progress, and to further the development of democracy in the territory. 


    What do you think of our new legislators? What can we expect from the new Legco?


    21/12/2021 - 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)

    21/12/2021 - A look at new Legislative Council

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