A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Jim Gould and James Ockenden

    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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    Pay rises for civil servants and a shorter work week; Sinovac's Omicron-targeted vaccine trial

    8:30am-9:15am: civil servants’ pay rise and shorter work week

    8:30am-9:00am: Francis Mok, Executive Council Member, Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management

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

    9:00am-9:15am: Dr Quratulain Zaidi, Hong Kong-based Clinical Psychologist from MindnLife Psychology Practice

    9:15am-9:30am: Sinovac Omicron vaccine trial

    9:15am-9:30am: Ivan Hung, co-convenor of the Expert Committee on Clinical Events Assessment Following COVID-19 Immunisation

    On Wednesday's Backchat, we will look at pay rises for civil servants, and the merits — or lack thereof — of a shorter work week.
    The new executive council is proposing a 2.5-percent pay rise for civil servants — far lower than the recommendations from the Pay Trend Survey Committee based on a survey of private sector pay. Civil service chief Ingrid Yeung explained the decision for a smaller pay hike was made after taking into account a variety of factors including the state of the economy, and the government’s fiscal position.
    What do you think? Is 2.5 percent the right figure? How will this affect the private sector, if at all? And what do you make of New World Group’s decision to give some of its staff half a day off on Friday for two months this summer? It’s designed to be a family-friendly measure to improve the well-being of staff.
    So is a 4.5-day work week the future? Or is it just not practical?
    After 9:15am, we'll look at a new clinical trial by Sinovac of a new vaccine specifically targeting Omi-cron.

    06/07/2022 - 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)

    06/07/2022 - Pay rises for civil servants and a shorter work week

    06/07/2022 - Sinovac's Omicron-targeted vaccine trial


    06 - 07


    Vera Yuen, Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong



    Mervyn Cheung, Chairman, HK Education Policy Concern Group

    The Budget 2022-23; Winter Olympics

    主持人:Jim Gould and James Ockenden

    9:00am-9:25am: Budget 2022-23

    9:00am-9:25am: Stanley Ho, Tax Partner, KPMG China

    9:00am-9:25am: Dr Rita Li, Associate Professor of Department of Economics and Finance, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

    9:25am-9:30am: latest on Winter Olympics

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

    On Tuesday’s Covid Update, and Backchat: The latest on the pandemic; and the Budget 2022-23.

    The territory has seen another record total of new daily new infections, with 2,071 cases reported yesterday. Only 19 of them were imported. About 4,500 preliminary-positive cases were also logged.

    Five task forces have been set up in Hong Kong after Chief Secretary John Lee met mainland officials in Shenzhen on Saturday.

    And Chief Executive Carrie Lam has decided the chiefs of health, mainland affairs, development, commerce and transport will lead efforts in working with mainland authorities to fight the pandemic.

    After 9, we'll be looking at expectations for this year’s Budget, which is due to be delivered next Wednesday.

    At 9.25am, we’ll be joined by RTHK sports reporter Atom Cheung for the latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics.


    15/02/2022 - 足本 Full (HKT 09:03 - 09:30)

    15/02/2022 - Covid Update

    15/02/2022 - Budget 2022-23

    15/02/2022 - Latest on Winter Olympics 2022

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