A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Jim Gould 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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    Easing of restrictions on inbound travellers

    8:30am-9:30am: “zero plus three”

    8:30am-9:00am: Iñaki Amate, vice-chairman, European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong 

    8:30am-9:00am: George Cautherley, Vice Chairman, Hong Kong International Chamber of Commerce 

    8:30am-9:00am: Anthony Cheung, Adjunct Research Chair Professor, Education University's Department of Asian and Policy Studies; former secretary for transport and housing

    9:00am-9:30am: Paul Leung, Chairman, Hong Kong Inbound Travel Association

    9:00am-9:30am: Fanny Yeung, Executive Director of the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong

    On Monday's Backchat, we're going to talk about the easing of restrictions on inbound travellers.

    Starting from Monday, there’ll be no mandatory hotel quarantine for new arrivals, but they will be given an amber health code for three days, which prevents them from visiting places like restaurants and bars.

    They’ll be told to take rapid tests for Covid for a week, and PCR tests when they arrive at the air-port, as well as two, four and six days later.

    The government is also dropping a requirement for travellers to get a negative PCR test result before boarding their plane. Instead, they’ll be required to take a rapid test within 24 hours of boarding.

    Politicians and health experts have shown support to the new “zero plus three” arrangement but some say they hope to see all medical surveillance scrapped completely. However, the Health Secretary Lo Chung-mau has said it’s not the right time to lift all travel restrictions. 

    26/09/2022 - 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)

    26/09/2022 - “Zero plus three”








    Priorities and challenges for the new administration / Covid update

    主持人:Jim Gould and Mike Rowse

    On Monday’s Backchat: the priorities and challenges for the new administration.

    President Xi Jinping, on his two-day visit to Hong Kong, was expected to attend the swearing in ceremony on Friday for John Lee, the new Chief Executive, amid celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the HKSAR.
    After 9.15am, we’ll look at the latest Covid-19 situation here in Hong Kong.
    Let us know what you think. You can leave a message on our Facebook page, Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at backchat@rthk.hk or give us a call on 2338 8266.

    8:30am-9:15am: Priorities and challenges for the new administration 
    8:30am-9:15am: Phone – John Burns, Emeritus Professor and Honorary Professor of Politics and
    Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong 
    8:30am-9:15am: Phone – Andrew Leung, International and Independent China Strategist; former
    Director-General of Social Welfare 
    9:00am-9:15am: Phone – Ho Lok-sang, Director, Pan Sutong Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy
    Research Institute, Lingnan University 
    9:15am-9:30am: Covid Update
    9:15am-9:30am: Phone – Dr Siddharth Sridhar, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of
    Microbiology, HKU 


    04/07/2022 - 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)

    04/07/2022 - Priorities and challenges for the new administration

    04/07/2022 - Covid update

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