A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Janice Wong and Mike Rowse

    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)

    Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.



    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



    Response to the latest anti-epidemic fund; and Prince Andrew

    主持人:Janice Wong and Mike Rowse

    8:30am-9:15am: anti-epidemic fund

    8:30am-9:00am: Chris B, Founder, Musicians Foundation and the Underground HK

    8:30am-8:45am: Simon Wong, President, Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades 

    8:45am-9:15am: Vera Yuen, Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong 

    9:00am-9:15am: Kenneth Fok, lawmaker of Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and Publication sector

    9:15am-9:30am: Prince Andrew

    9:15am-9:30am: Nicholas Tam, Life Member of & Spokesperson for the Australian Monarchist League

    On Mondays Backchat, the response to the latest anti-epidemic fund, and new woes for Prince Andrew.

    The government has announced a 3.57-billion-dollar Covid relief package, aimed at helping businesses and individuals hit by the latest social distancing restrictions that will remain in place into Chinese New Year.

    But many businesses are complaining that this isn’t nearly enough to offset the huge losses they’ll incur in this traditionally lucrative period… while lawmakers are also calling for another round of consumption vouchers for all.

    What do you think about the government package? Is it enough? Or has the administration given enough to businesses already?

    After 9.15am, we'll talk about British royal Prince Andrew, after he was stripped of military titles and royal patronages as he faces a civil sex abuse case in the United States.


    17/01/2022 - 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)

    17/01/2022 - Anti-epidemic fund

    17/01/2022 - Prince Andrew

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