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

    Catch it live:
    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am
    (*except holidays)

    Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.



    Winter flu season; technology to boost efficiency of hybrid rice production; World Cup 2022

    8:30am-9:15am: Winter flu

    8:30am-8:45am: Dr Michael Wong, Hospital Authority Chief Manager (Cluster Performance)

    8:45am-9:15am: Dr Vijaykrishna (Vijay) Dhanasekaran, Associate Professor, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences, HKU’s School of Public Health

    9:00am-9:15am: Dr Surya Paudel, Assistant Professor (Poultry) at the Department of Infec-tious Diseases and Public Health, City University of Hong Kong

    9:15am-9:25am: rice

    9:15am-9:25am: Professor Zhang Jianhua, Chair Professor of the Department of Biology at HKBU

    9:25am-9:30am: World Cup 2022

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

    On Friday's Backchat, we're talking about the upcoming winter flu season, and concerns about a possible ‘twindemic’ in the coming weeks.

    Local health authorities are bracing for an increase in cases of ordinary flu — with the population now less immune and more susceptible to a serious outbreak after two years without a winter flu surge.

    And with Covid-19 figures remaining at around 10,000 per day, public hospitals have been given HK$790 million in extra funding to pay for more beds and manpower to deal with a possible rise in the number of patients.

    So how big of a risk are we facing? Is the healthcare system ready for a possible ‘twindemic’?

    After 9.15am, we hear about a new technique developed by local scientists to increase the efficiency of hybrid rice production

    And at 9.25am, we'll be joined by RTHK sports correspondent Atom Cheung with the latest on the World Cup.

    02/12/2022 - 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)

    02/12/2022 - Winter flu season

    02/12/2022 - Technology to increase the efficiency of hybrid rice production

    02/12/2022 - World Cup 2022


    11 - 12


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




    Government revamp plan

    主持人:Jim Gould and James Ockenden

    9:00am-9:30am: Government revamp
    9:00am-9:30am: John Burns, Emeritus Professor and Honorary Professor, Department of Poli-tics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong
    9:00am-9:30am: James Sung, founding director of the Progress and Perfection Research Institute 

    After 9am on Backchat, we'll look into the government revamp plan. The current 13 bureaus will be expanded into 15. Three deputies and 57 more civil service positions will be added, costing taxpayers an extra HK$95 million a year.


    19/05/2022 - 足本 Full (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)

    19/05/2022 - Government revamp plan

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