A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Danny Gittings and Shalini Mahtani

    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.



    Latest on Hong Kong protests

    On Thursday's Backchat, latest developments in the anti-extradition and social unrest in Hong Kong with Democratic Party lawmaker James To and Hong Kong Baptist University political science professor Jean-pierre Cabestan.

    19/09/2019 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:30)

    19/09/2019 - 第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    19/09/2019 - 第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)

    19/09/2019 - Latest on HK Protests




    Nixie Lam, Tsuen Wan District Councillor, DAB


    Mike Rowse(L), Mark Pinkstone(M), Wu Chi-wai(R)


    Mark Michelson (L) from IMA Asia and David Webb (R) Shareholder activist and founder of webb-site.com


    Host Hugh Chiverton(L), Nury Vittachi(M), Claudia Mo(R)


    Ho Lok-sang, Senior Research Fellow, Pan Sutong Economic Policy Research Institute, Lingnan University


    Althea Suen (L), Nixie Lam (R)


    Executive Councillor Fanny Law (L), Avery Ng (R), Chairman of League of Social Democrats


    Keith Richburg, Former President, Foreign Correspondents' Club; Director and Professor of Practice, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, HKU

    Extradition and Calls for Protest Strike

    主持人:Danny Gittings and Shalini Mahtani

    On Wednesday's Backchat, Calls for a protest strike as the Legislative Council begins its debate on the controversial extradition bill. Chief Executive Carrie Lam denounces what she describes as "radical action". But how many are likely to take part in this unprecedented strike? Is it really the best way for the bill's opponents to get their message across?

    Leave a message below and we'll try and read it out on air. Leave a message below, email us at backchat@rthk.hk or call us on 23388266.

    8:30- 10:00 Extradition and Calls for Protest Strike

    - Kenneth Chan, Former Legislator, Civic Party; and Associate Professor, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

    - Fernando Cheung, Legislator, Labour Party

    - Phyllis Kwong, Practising Solicitor; and President, Asia Pacific Law Association

    - Avery Ng, Chairman, League of Social Democrats

    - Carol Ng, Chairman, Confederation of Trade Unions

    - Roy Tam, Tsuen Wan District Councillor, Neo Democrats; and Chairman, Green Sense

    - Tommy Cheung, Convenor, Policy Platform Lab in Hong Kong

    - Gordon Mathews, Professor of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong


    12/06/2019 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:30)

    12/06/2019 - 第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    12/06/2019 - 第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:32)

    12/06/2019 - 第三部份 Part 3 (HKT 09:32 - 10:00)

    12/06/2019 - 8:30- 10:00 Extradition and Calls for Protest Strike

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