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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 Catch it live: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am (*except holidays) Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.
 
A fast moving and topical business and finance show bringing you breaking business and economic news and financial market updates. Presented by former CEO and investment bank global trading head Peter Lewis, with over 30 years' industry experience. Join Peter and his expert guests for analysis and discussion on the day's top business stories live every weekday morning 8 to 8:30 a.m. on RTHK Radio 3. We have a podcast to download after the show and you can also listen through the RTHK Radio 3 ...
 
TRASH TALK explains the ins and outs of recycling in Hong Kong. Don’t just throw away household items - listen to TRASH TALK and discover tips and tricks that make your trash disposal and recycling better for our planet! Join our host Marcy Trent Long every week for this thoughtful journey through Hong Kong’s world of trash.
 
RTHK' s The Works focuses on Hong Kong's arts and cultural scene. The Works features news and reviews of visual and performing arts, design, literary and other “ works ” . Added illumination comes from interviews with leading performers and producers, interspersed with updates on events affecting the development of the territory 's artistic and cultural life. There's also in – most weeks – a live studio performance. The Works is aired on RTHK 31 every Saturday at 16:00. We're on Facebook htt ...
 
Annemarie Evans explores Hong Kong and digs up many aspects of our social, cultural, architectural and artistic heritage. Catch it live: Saturdays 7:30am - 8:00am, first broadcast Sundays 6:15pm - 6:45pm, repeat broadcast Podcast: Weekly update and available after its first broadcast. ************************* If you would like to share your story or idea with us, please contact us at hkhradio3@gmail.com *************************
 
It’s not just a school subject. It’s not just a tool of trade. No. It’s the language of Shakespeare, of Charles Darwin, of Andrew Lloyd Webber, of Steve Jobs, of Winston Churchill. It is the tongue shared by some of the most brilliant minds in the world. Learn it well, and you world will be a lot bigger. And you don’t even have to be born or raised in an English speaking country. With the right training, and a superhuman determination to excel, you too can speak English as expressively and e ...
 
Packed full of entertainment "The 1 2 3 Show" is the perfect companion for your lunchtime! From current affairs to music features, you can expect the most up to date info and what's happening around you in Hong Kong. Join me Noreen Mir, every Monday to Friday, from 1:15- 3pm. "The 1 2 3 Show", on Radio 3.
 
"The Sunday Smile" is a new English-language radio programme for primary school children. It gives a unique opportunity for children and parents to practice their English together. Starting from 14 December every Sunday morning from 9:00am to 9:30am, the show will feature fun educational segments, competitions with prizes, cool music, and contemporary stories.
 
The Agender Cafe serves up a delicious array of topics on gender, sex, sexuality and society. Every week we have a frank, open conversation with our guests about issues which affect us all, and try to tackle some of those “taboo” topics. Sit down with hosts Karen Koh & Noreen Mir every Friday from 2-3pm and enjoy a visit to the Agender Cafe!
 
Hong Kong's urban transit show, as heard on RTHK AM621, with hard talk on sustainable transport, future mobility, zero carbon and urban planning for safe, liveable streets. Wham Bam Tram returns to RTHK's airwaves in October 2021 - but to keep our regular fans happy we're running the show as an indie podcast from July to September! Hosted by Transit Jam founder James Ockenden and recorded in Hong Kong.
 
For the past 30 years, Operation Santa Claus has received heartwarming support from hundreds of thousands of supporters. Your help has enabled us to financially support many not-for-profit organisations that serve the less fortunate in Hong Kong. This Christmas, we invite you to join us again to bring hope & joy to those in need. This year, Operation Santa Claus is helping 14 local charities with projects that will improve the quality of life for children, youth, the elderly, and those in ne ...
 
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Paul Letters and Noreen Mir (RTHK Radio 3)

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Each month historian Paul Letters delves back into events from This Month in History. The focus is on modern history, with anaylsis of how historical events shape our modern world. For example, we talked to the US fighter pilot who stepped into the March 1969 conflict between China and the USSR which caused the "Madman" nuclear alert.
 
This and every Saturday morning at 8:30, join Peter Lewis for Money Talk Xtra, a programme about personal finance, about investing, and about entrepreneurship. Each week Peter and his team delve into issues relating to your money, your investments, and your finances, with expert guests to answer your questions. He'll look at some of those life changing events that can impact your personal financial situation, talk about investment, and discuss topical issues. If you have any questions or hav ...
 
For the past 30 years, Operation Santa Claus has received heartwarming support from hundreds of thousands of supporters. Your help has enabled us to financially support many not-for-profit organisations that serve the less fortunate in Hong Kong. This Christmas, we invite you to join us again to bring hope & joy to those in need. This year, Operation Santa Claus is helping 14 local charities with projects that will improve the quality of life for children, youth, the elderly, and those in ne ...
 
Strap in every Saturday morning from 9am until 1pm for a freshly squeezed serving of The Juice with Judd Boaz. Featuring special guests, top tunes and hilarious segments, you're guaranteed to get your morning started off right with The Juice! Tune in every hour for our special segments: The Sport Report with Danny Hicks The Kongmunity Calendar with Travvy J Cruzanne Macalister's Audio Column Formula 1 with Jeff Heselwood
 
Operations Santa Claus 2014(OSC) has been galvanizing the Hong Kong community to embrace the true charitable spirit of Christmas for the past 26 years. Jointly organised by the South China Morning Post and Radio Television Hong Kong, OSC has received a total donation of HK$211 million to 194 charities, sharing the gift of hope and goodwill to those who lack the means to improve their lives.
 
Whether you’re a die-hard techie, or a digital dinosaur, 28 Tech is the show for you. Every week on 28 Tech we start off by bringing you the latest in tech news. Next, together with guests from around the globe, we explore how technology and digital innovation are impacting our lives. And finally, we explore some of the best mobile apps around with the aim of making your life just that little bit easier. And just think, all that in only 28 little minutes! Hosted by Angelina Draper every Sund ...
 
These days Chris Thrall is a successful British author. But, it wasn't always so. In the 1990s he left the Royal Marines to find his fortune in Hong Kong, but instead found himself homeless, and hooked on crystal methamphetamine. In a downward spiral, he also began working for the 14K triad society as a doorman in one of their nightclubs in Wan Chai. Dealing with psychosis and paranoia, this "foreign triad" had to survive in the world’s most unforgiving city, addicted to the world’s most dan ...
 
RTHK's English-language current affairs programme that takes "The Pulse" of Hong Kong ... and the world around it. "The Pulse" is presented by locally and internationally known journalist and writer Steve Vines. Its focus? The latest events and trends that affect Hong Kong - from the corridors of power and business boardrooms, to the streets and dai pai dongs. "The Pulse" is politics. What's happening in the Legislative Council and on the streets right now. "The Pulse" is the media, informin ...
 
If “ Hong Kong Connection ” were a tree, how old would it be? It was on 5 March, 1978 that the documentary series first went on the air in Chinese. As the series continues, its staff are determined to go on uncovering and delving into every local and international topic that concerns the people in Hong Kong, whether it be political, economic, educational, commercial, environmental or technological. A tree plays an important environmental role in refreshing the air that we breathe and holding ...
 
Welcome to the Teen Time page on RTHK Radio 3! Don't miss these features: 'BackStage' - Alyson brings us a daily celebrity interview. 'Artist Profile' - Simon Willson introduces us to a popular artist/ band. 'SongBite' - We break down the lyrics behind one of your favourite songs. 'Question of the Week' - A special prize up for grabs every week! 'Request' - SMS us on 61343053 or email us to teentime@rthk.hk ! And: Monday - 'StyleFyle' - Jennifer Su brings us her guidelines to fashion and tre ...
 
To go in line with the said Convention, the drama aims to disseminate the notion of which to regard the disabled people as being one of a kind among different human genres and that we should respect their individualities as well as their dignities, including their choices made out of freewill. Mutual efforts from the ables and the disables are called upon from our whole society in a bid to accord respect to their differences. In view of attaining respect, we should lower our ego before we co ...
 
For over a hundred and sixty years, Chinese had traveled across the ocean to help open up the west coast of the United States and Canada. Chinese immigrants looking for a better life in North America had to pay the price of countless heartbreaks and humiliation; of having their dreams of gold shattered, their lives sacrificed on the railroad. Scattered like seeds on foreign soil, they had to struggle hard to take root, braving hostility, discrimination, and inequality. Having shed blood, swe ...
 
I will teach you everything you need to know about raising money from anyone, including venture capital firms from an award winning business school professor, venture capitalist, entrepreneur and author including: Learn the secrets of networking and how to get a meeting with almost anyone. Learn how to pitch your business model to anyone including venture capital firms. Learn what you should and should not include in your presentation slides. Learn how to present your business model like Ste ...
 
We Hongkongers are enthusiastic about travelling and we trek around the globe. When it comes to travelling within Hong Kong though, we are simply not interested. We never consider the place our first choice as a destination, not to mention digging deeper into it. “What does Hong Kong have to offer?” That’s our question. In “Hong Kong Stories – Rediscover Hong Kong”, guests from various sectors and with different interests and specialties are invited to design “alternative” travel routes toge ...
 
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the United Nations was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2006. It came into force in China on 31 August 2008 and is also applicable to the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The Convention is an important milestone to the protection, promotion and assurance of the full enjoyment of human rights by the 650 million disabled people over the world and ensures that they enjoy full eq ...
 
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Health authorities have reported 124 new Covid-19 cases, 93 of which are locally transmitted infections. It’s the third day running that Hong Kong has seen a daily caseload of over 100. Fifty-three of Tuesday's local cases are linked to previous infections; while 33 are from virus-stricken Kwai Chung Estate. The Centre for Health Protection’s Dr Ch…
 
The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee said on Tuesday that 15 new positive cases of Covid-19 were detected among games-related personnel on January 24. Twelve of the confirmed positive cases were among new arrivals. The other three were found among those already in the closed loop, and of those three, one was an athlete or team offi…
 
At least 18 people were killed during clashes between two groups at a club in the town of Sorong in Indonesia's West Papua province, police said on Tuesday, with most dying after the night spot caught fire in the violence. "The clash broke out last night (Monday) at 11 pm. It was a prolonged conflict from a clash on Saturday," Sorong police chief A…
 
Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that she had ordered Home Affairs Secretary Caspar Tsui not to return to work until a disciplinary investigation is completed into his attendance at a Covid-hit birthday party. More than a dozen other officials also joined the party on January 3, but Tsui is the only one still off work, Lam said. He will b…
 
Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Tuesday that another block in the Covid-stricken Kwai Chung Estate will be locked down for five days. Ha Kwai House had already been sealed off overnight for mass testing, but Lam said there’s a need to extend the lockdown in light of the new Omicron cases discovered there. Speaking ahead of the weekly Execut…
 
Six preliminary positive cases have been found in two of three overnight lockdowns imposed by health authorities. Health officials found five preliminary positive Covid cases at an overnight lockdown in Ha Kwai House in Kwai Chung Estate – the centre of a major outbreak - after testing about 525 people. Another preliminary positive case was found i…
 
8:30am-9:15am: Investing environment and business opportunities8:30am-9:15am Phone – Mark Michelson, Chairman, Asia CEO Forum at IMA Asia8:30am-9:15am: Phone – Rita Li, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, Hong Kong Shue Yan ...By Radio Television Hong Kong
 
European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic said on Monday discussions with Britain could resolve Northern Irish trading challenges if goodwill was maintained, after talks with British Foreign Minister Liz Truss held in a "constructive atmosphere". Sefcovic, who oversees the European Union's ties with post-Brexit Britain, said discussions nee…
 
Legislative Council President Andrew Leung said on Monday that an outsourced Legco worker has tested preliminary positive for Covid-19, but he brushed aside concerns over a possible outbreak at the complex. The worker, who lives in the virus-stricken Yat Kwai House in Kwai Chung Estate, last worked at the complex on January 19. "I don't think every…
 
Chief Justice Andrew Cheung said on Monday that Hong Kong’s judicial independence “exists as a fact” and any unsubstantiated criticism of court decisions is meaningless and hollow. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the legal year, Cheung said the subject of Hong Kong’s judicial independence has attracted a fair amount of attention and comments, b…
 
Hong Kong has seen a rebound in the number of foreign companies and startups in the past year despite the ongoing pandemic and travel restrictions, according to a survey by Invest Hong Kong. The department found that the total number of foreign firms in Hong Kong has reached a record high of 9,049, ten percent up from 2017. There was also a 68 perc…
 
The police have urged people not to go to the Mong Kok Flower Market in light of Hong Kong's worsening Covid outbreak, adding that those who do go should avoid peak times. The force made the appeal as it announced a series of crowd and traffic control measures to be adopted near the market from Thursday to February 1 - the first day of the Chinese …
 
A think tank has called on the government to cut back public consultation on housing developments so it can build public flats faster. That’s one of the suggestions floated by the Our Hong Kong Foundation on Monday to streamline procedures, so, it says, the waiting time for public housing can be shortened from almost six years to less than four. Th…
 
A microbiologist from the University of Hong Kong on Monday said the severity of Omicron should not be downplayed and the coronavirus variant should not be considered to be like the common cold, even though it is weaker than previous strains of Covid-19. Dr Jasper Chan said experiments on human tissue and mice showed Omicron replicates with a much …
 
Health officials said on Monday that no positive cases were found during an overnight lockdown of Fu Keung House in Tai Wo Hau Estate. They said about 1,150 residents were tested during the operation, which ended at about 7am. The officials said they visited about 720 households during the testing, and will follow up 40 households which did not ans…
 
Beijing city officials on Sunday said all two million residents of a neighbourhood where a small cluster of coronavirus cases was detected will be tested, less than two weeks before the start of the Winter Olympics. China's cases constitute a tiny fraction of the massive surge in countries around the globe, with the highly contagious Omicron varian…
 
Police fired water cannon and tear gas Sunday at stone-throwing protesters after tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through Brussels against Covid-19 rules. Authorities estimated that around 50,000 people paraded through the Belgian capital -- the largest in a spate of protests in the city over the past months. Clashes broke out close to th…
 
Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Sunday afternoon paid a brief inspection visit to Kwai Chung Estate where there was a major Covid-19 outbreak. She was accompanied by Chief Secretary John Lee and the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Frank Chan. They all kept their masks on but did not wear any extra protective gear. Lam was seen looking up at time…
 
Health Secretary Sophia Chan said on Sunday that the Omicron cluster at Kwai Chung Estate had now expanded to more than 170 cases, with patients from seven blocks in the public housing estate. Most of the cases – either confirmed or preliminary positive with the Covid-19 virus – were from Yat Kwai House and Ying Kwai House, which are both under a f…
 
University of Hong Kong microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung says it may take two to three months to rein in the Omicron outbreaks, saying he expects many more cases to emerge in the community following the exponential increase of infections seen in Kwai Chung. More than 100 confirmed or preliminary coronavirus infections linked to Kwai Chung Estate had b…
 
Police said a woman and her son have died after a fire broke out in their Tai Po flat under “unusual” circumstances in the early hours on Sunday. The blaze started at around 3.30am in the unit at Hong Shing Court in Sun Hing Garden. Firefighters arrived at the scene and found a 31-year-old man had died after falling from the block. Inside the flat,…
 
A catering sector representative has urged the government to help restaurants pay their staff so as to avoid layoffs amid the Omicron outbreaks. Simon Wong from the Federation of Restaurants on Sunday called on the government to roll out another round of the Employment Support Scheme, after two batches of funding were handed out in 2020. Wong said …
 
Fighting raged for a third day on Saturday between the Islamic State group and Kurdish forces in Syria after IS attacked a prison housing jihadists, with the violence killing nearly 90, a monitor said. The assault on the Ghwayran prison in the northern city of Hasakeh is one of IS's most significant since its "caliphate" was declared defeated in Sy…
 
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