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    主持人:Jenny Lam and Mike Rowse

    Backchat is RTHK Radio 3's week-daily current affairs discussion programme, with expert panels and listener participation. It airs every Monday to Friday from 9.05am - 10am (HKT).
    Have your say by calling us on 233 88 266, find us on Facebook - Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, or email backchat@rthk.hk  

    Listen live on Radio 3's homepage - www.rthk.hk/radio/radio3

    The Backchat podcast is available after each live broadcast

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    17/04/2024

    Hong Kong's increasing divorce rates / ESF's 4.8% school fee increase

    On Wednesday’s Backchat, we're be talking about the increasing divorce rate in Hong Kong.

    Divorce applications rose 25% last year and splitting couples had to wait longer to have their cases heard in Family Court, with the average waiting time reaching nearly three months. Lawyers say they’re starting to see some couples divorce much earlier into their marriages, often due to extramarital affairs or conflicts over parenting.
    But rising divorce rates aren’t unique to Hong Kong and some jurisdictions, such as France, are starting to make the process less painful by allowing consenting couples to avoid a court hearing.
    So is time for Hong Kong to do the same? Why are more people divorcing? And how does it affect their children?
    After 9:45, we discuss ESF's plan for a 4.8% increase in school fees.


    9:05am-9:45am: Hong Kong's increasing divorce rates


    9:05am-9:20am: Eunice Yung, New People’s Party Lawmaker and Barrister 

    9:05am-9:30am: Dr Bess Lam, Assistant Professor and Associate Head at the Department of Counseling and Psychology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

    9:30am-9:45am:Jocelyn Tsao, family lawyer and Partner at Withers Worldwide


    9:45am-10:00am: ESF's 4.8% school fee increase

    9:45am-10:00am: Ruth Benny, Founder of education consultancy Top Schools


    17/04/2024 - 足本 Full (HKT 09:05 - 10:00)

    17/04/2024 - Hong Kong's increasing divorce rates

    17/04/2024 - ESF's 4.8% school fee increase

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    Regulation of Hong Kong's home decoration services / Hong Kong's first hydrogen double decker bus

    主持人:Jenny Lam and Mike Rowse

    On Monday's Backchat, we're looking at whether home renovation services need to be regulated.

    The Consumer Council said it receives hundreds of complaints each year about renovation firms, regarding issues such as the quality of work carried out, completion times and cost disputes.
    It warned that problems can crop up right at the beginning of the process, with a lot of quotations provided by firms leaving a lot to be desired.
    To help resolve the problem, the watchdog is now suggesting the government introduce a standard quotation template, covering things such as separate costs for various materials, labour fees, payment schedules and remedies for any delays, so that potential customers can make meaningful comparisons between various renovation firms.
    How useful would such a system be? Should the industry regulate itself, or is it a job for the government?
    After 9:45am, we’ll find out more about Hong Kong’s first hydrogen-powered double decker that just hit the road today.


    9:05am-9:45am: Regulation of Hong Kong's home decoration services

    9:05am-9:20am: Gilly Wong, Chief Executive, Consumer Council

    9:20am-9:45am: Marvin Chen, Architect and Honorary President of the Hong Kong Institute of Building Inspectors 

    9:30am-9:45am: Simon Tang, Co-founder of home decoration consultancy Deco Academy and Director of the Hong Kong Decoration & Engineering Association



    9:45am-10:00am: Hong Kong's first hydrogen double decker bus




    9:45am-10:00am: Kenny So, General Manager (Engineering), Citybus 

    香港電台第三台

    26/02/2024 - 足本 Full (HKT 09:05 - 10:00)

    26/02/2024 - Regulation of home decoration services

    26/02/2024 - Hong Kong's first hydrogen double decker