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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    Stamp duty on home purchases; closure of Lin Heung Tea House

    8:30am-9:15am: stamp duty on home purchases

    8:30am-9:15am: Vera Yuen, Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong 

    8:30am-9:00am: Alan Lung, Co-convenor of the Path of Democracy

    9:00am-9:15am: Hannah Jeong, head of valuation & advisory services, Colliers

    9:15am-9:30am: closure of Lin Heung Tea House

    9:15am-9:30am: Samuel Lai, researcher in Cha chaan teng; anthropologist in Hong Kong food culture

    On Thursday's Backchat: the stamp duty on home purchases is back in the spotlight.

    The Financial Secretary has said there are no plans to relax extra taxes for non-permanent residents buying homes in the territory, after Executive Council convenor Regina Ip said it was among policies that could be considered as a way of supporting the local economy and retaining talent.

    Mrs Ip later clarified that waiving the property duty was only an idea of her New People's Party, and she would put forward the suggestion to the Chief Executive during his policy address consultations.

    After 9.15am, we’ll look at the closure of the 94-year-old Lin Heung Tea House in Central, which has been blamed on the Covid epidemic.

    11/08/2022 - 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)

    11/08/2022 - Stamp duty on home purchases

    11/08/2022 - Closure of Lin Heung Tea House


    07 - 08




    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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