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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    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

    Covid-19 updates; Boris Johnson party apology

    主持人:Janice Wong and Andrew Work

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

    8:30am-9:00am: Dr Charles Ng (R in photo), medical doctor and public health expert from Johns Hopkins 

    8:30am-9:00am: Prof Malik Peiris, Chair of Virology at HKU School of Public Health

    9:00am-9:15am: Prof Yuen Pak Leung, Immediate Past President, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

    9:00am-9:15am: Dr Sean Yuan, Infectious Disease Modelling Group, Department of Biomedical Sciences, City University of Hong Kong 

    9:15am-9:30am: Boris Johnson

    9:15am-9:30am: Prof Alistair Cole, Head, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

    On Friday’s Backchat: Omicron news and Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

    As Omicron spreads, Hong Kong finds more local cases. The latest Covid-19 cluster is linked to a hotpot restaurant, reviving fears of spreader events past.

    Hundreds of residents in Tuen Mun queued up to get tested, with some complaining of long waiting times and chaotic arrangements. Authorities deemed the district a high-risk area because of a higher number of infections linked to a pharmacy there.

    Infections tied to an investment bank rippled outwards, triggering the evacuation of residents in a building after vertical transmission of the virus was detected.

    Some experts have suggested double masking. New research says cannabis can smother the coronavirus spike. And one local expert claims the current Omicron outbreak could peter out by Lunar New Year. Who knows? Our guests tomorrow will be in the hot seat to get you answers.

    After 9.15am, we’ll talk about British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after his apology for attending a "BYOB" party during UK’s first Covid-19 lockdown back in May 2020.


    14/01/2022 - 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)

    14/01/2022 - Covid-19 updates

    14/01/2022 - Transmission of virus

    14/01/2022 - Boris Johnson party apology

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