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Cathay Pacific; RTHK

On Tuesday's Backchat, restructuring of Cathay Pacific and the future of RTHK.

Speaking to media on Friday, the CEO of Cathay Pacific, Tang Kin-wing said the company will not rule out any options to minimise the cost of operation. He refused to answer to queries regarding staff cuts but the airline announced last week that it wouldn't apply for the second round of government subsidies which are intended to help local companies to retain manpower and alleviate financial burden.

Can it survive, and if it has to cut costs, what's the best way to do that? Should the Government continue the bail out? What are its advantages? Is it time to reposition itself? What does Beijing want?

From 9:15-9:30, amid controversy over an interviewer, we'll be discussing the shape of RTHK.

8:30-9:15 CX
8:30-9:00: Jeremy Tam, Civic Party lawmaker and former CX pilot.
8:30-9:15: Achim Czerny, Associate Professor, Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, Hong Kong Polytechnic
9:00-9:15: Kevin Tsui, Associate Professor, The John E. Walker. Department of Economics, Clemson University

9:15-9:30 RTHK
Andrew Leung, International and Independent China Strategist and former Director-General of Social Welfare 


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

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

Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.
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