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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    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am
    (*except holidays)

    Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.



    Future of Star Ferry; Promoting Hong Kong

    8:30am-9:00am: Star Ferry

    8:30am-9:00am: Alok Jain, CEO & Managing Director of Trans-consult 

    8:30am-9:00am: Prof Stephen Cheung, the chair of the Transport Advisory Committee 

    9:00am-9:30am: Promoting Hong Kong

    9:00am-9:30am: Johannes Hack, member of the government’s Task Force on Promoting and Branding Hong Kong; President of the German Chamber of Commerce

    9:00am-9:30am: Brett Free, principal of BMF Consulting; former deputy director in the Infor-mation Services Department of the HKSAR government

    On Thursday's Backchat we're talking about the future of Hong Kong's oldest mode of public transport.
    Fares on the Star Ferry will go up by more than 50 percent starting in April as its debt-ridden operator struggles to stay afloat.

    It had wanted to double fares, but the government decided that was too much for the public to bear, and approved a scaled-down increase.

    Still, a weekday journey between Tsim Sha Tsui and Central or Wanchai will go up to HK$5 per trip for adult passengers — up from HK$3.20, while children’s tickets will rise by HK$1.

    Weekend adult tickets will go from HK$4.20 to HK$6.50.

    Is this a good balance? Can the fare rises keep the iconic ferry on solid fiscal ground? Can it turn to any other sources of revenue?

    After 9am, we’ll look at the newly set up task force on Promoting and Branding Hong Kong.

    02/02/2023 - 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)

    02/02/2023 - Future of Star Ferry

    02/02/2023 - Promoting and Branding Hong Kong


    01 - 02


    Ian Brownlee, Managing Director of Planning Consultancy Masterplan


    Holden Chow, DAB lawmaker


    Evan Rosevear, a postdoctoral fellow, University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law

    Transitional housing project; Wedding spending survey; World Cup 2022

    主持人:Janice Wong and Andrew Work

    8:30am-9:15am: transitional housing 

    8:30am-9:15am: Dr Ma Hok-cheung, CEO of Pok Oi Hospital Board Office 
    8:30am-9:15am: Jenny Chui, social worker of Society for Community Organisation (SoCo) and also in charge of Ying Wah Street transitional housing located in Sham Shui Po
    8:30am-9:00am: Anthony Wong, Business Director of Hong Kong Council of Social Service 
    9:15am-9:25am: Wedding survey
    9:15am-9:25am: Valentina Tudose, Dating and Relationship Coach
    9:25am-9:30am: World Cup 2022
    9:25am-9:30am: Atom Cheung, RTHK sports reporter 
    On Wednesday's Backchat, we're looking at whether a transitional housing project in Yuen Long… that appears to be falling flat.
    Nearly half of the units at a housing project run by Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council, are still vacant after tenants started moving in 6 months ago.
    The welfare group expressed hope the government would do more to promote the flats.
    But why are people not taking advantage of the new project given Hong Kong’s acute housing shortage?Is it about the lack of promotion, the location, or something else?
    And after 9:15am, does size matter? Yes it does, when it comes to diamond engagement rings ac-cording to a new survey.
    And at 9.25am, we'll be joined by RTHK sports correspondent Atom Cheung with the latest on the World Cup.


    30/11/2022 - 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)

    30/11/2022 - Transitional housing

    30/11/2022 - Wedding spending survey

    30/11/2022 - World Cup 2022

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