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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 ...
 
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 Wednesday at 19:10. We're on Facebook ht ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Radio 3's new half-hour Sunday morning programme Following Faith, is to be broadcast from March 3rd for seven weeks at 8.30am. It looks at different religions in Hong Kong and how they are practiced today. You'll be introduced to members of the clergy and lay people, as well as academics and writers who discuss everyday observances and practices by Hong Kong's various pockets of believers. The programme will shed some light on how they came to be here in the SAR in the first place, how they ...
 
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.
 
Is it your efforts or fate that decide whether you are rich or poor?RTHK's program 'Rich Mate, Poor Mate I & II' is a reality show documentary which tries to explore the economic gap between the rich and the poor in Hong Kong. This program put wealthy people in the shoes of the poor, with our film crew closely following them around the clock to see their experience of poverty. They include prominent tycoons, company CEO and offspring of famous magnates to live in cage houses, work low pay an ...
 
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!
 
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.
 
In the last few decades, China has been experiencing tremendous changes in its economy, society and infrastructure. Each episode of “China Stories” shows audience China by presenting them with stories, characters and images, in the hope that they may understand what the Chinese think, do, and care about now. Leaders have dreams, but what about the dreams of the people?
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
Beyond the Pale is a subversively sincere exploration of God, faith, life and culture hosted by former pastors and missionaries Steve & Tammy Hackman. It's a podcast for that person who finds more fulfillment in the journey than in the destination and doesn't mind coloring outside the lines a bit! Join us each week as we travel on pilgrimage together. We'll ask questions, question answers, and open a bottle of wine with you as we do. (Not a particularly good wine mind you, just one Tammy say ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Hello and welcome to Podlitics! A new series made by Hong Kong secondary school students that's all about Hong Kong's current affairs! Right now, we're just trying to feel our way around this new format so forgive us if it's not 100%! We aim to upload biweekly, and have an enjoyable, relaxed discussion about the past fortnight and our own opinions about them. Thank you so much for tuning in to this episode, we hope you enjoy this and tell us what we can do better for next time!Here is our su ...
 
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United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Friday that China is restricting basic civil and political freedoms – including in Hong Kong – in the name of national security and Covid-19 measures. "Activists, lawyers and human rights defenders – as well as some foreign nationals – face arbitrary criminal charges, detention or unfair t…
 
Pro-government lawmakers on Friday approved HK$1 billion for the government to set up an indemnity fund to provide financial support for people who suffer serious complications from Covid-19 jabs. Under the fund, people who suffer serious side effects could receive up to HK$3 million, while family members could get up to HK$2.5 million in fatal cas…
 
The government minister who oversees RTHK on Friday defended a decision to slash the public broadcaster's budget for TV production by almost 10 percent in the next fiscal year. Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau called it a slight reduction after the switch to digital broadcasting. According to the budget blueprint on Wednes…
 
Health officials say the government's LeaveHomeSafe app has helped identify a Covid-19 carrier among a cluster of cases involving a restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui. Earlier this month, the Centre for Health Protection said it had made use of the app fewer than 20 times since it was launched last November, and it hadn't led to the discovery of any infec…
 
Health officials said on Friday that a cleaner at a Chinese restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui might have been a super-spreader of coronavirus, leading to a outbreak in which about 30 people have been infected or tested preliminary positive. Among the patients in this cluster are staff and customers of Mr Ming's Chinese Dining, along with their families. …
 
A number of pro-democracy politicians and activists who were arrested last month under the national security law say they have been asked to report back to the police on Sunday, weeks ahead of schedule. The suspects say they fear the force will officially lay charges against them. The group, including Roy Tam, Lester Shum, Ventus Lau, Jeffrey Andre…
 
Transport minister Frank Chan has defended the government’s decision to raise taxes for new private vehicles and increase annual licence fees, dismissing criticism that the changes would increase people's financial burden during the economic downturn while doing little to ease traffic congestion. Financial Secretary Paul Chan announced a 15 percent…
 
The government said on Friday that a few hundred thousand people from priority groups will get their first shots of coronavirus vaccine in the next month or so, as a city-wide inoculation programme gathers steam. Speaking as five vaccination centres and 18 clinics under the Hospital Authority started giving people jabs produced by mainland drug mak…
 
The Student Union of the Chinese University said it is facing “unprecedented suppression” from the institution after management announced they would cut ties with the group. In a statement issued late on Thursday, the university said it would stop providing administrative support to the union as well as venues for its activities, accusing its new c…
 
The government said on Friday its plan to phase out the sale of private petrol and diesel cars by 2035 is progressive and could be brought forward. The Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing said the scheme - announced in Wednesday's Budget - could push car manufacturers and sellers to increase the supply of electric vehicles in Hong Kong. He said the…
 
Secretary for Development Michael Wong said on Friday that he expects to start subsidising 300 old buildings to repair their sewage pipes this year, with the Urban Renewal Authority accepting applications from May. HK$1 billion has been earmarked for the programme announced in the financial secretary's latest budget that targets more than 3,000 bui…
 
Financial Secretary Paul Chan says Hong Kong is still considering alternative ways of raising funds through the tax system, and is closely monitoring international moves to impose minimum global tax rates that could deliver billions of dollars in revenue. Chan made the comments on an RTHK Radio 3 phone-in two days after delivering an unexpected ris…
 
Financial Secretary Paul Chan has defended his decision to offer a guaranteed loan scheme for the unemployed in his budget, but wasn't clear on what – if anything – will happen to those who fail to eventually pay it back. Chan was asked about the loans when he appeared on a special RTHK Radio 3 phone-in on Friday morning, two days after delivering …
 
Financial Secretary Paul Chan has said the government is still working on the details of its HK$5,000 per head voucher scheme, including working with different payment providers, but he's assured people they won't require a personalised Octopus card. Chan took questions from listeners on a special RTHK Radio 3 phone-in on Friday morning, two days a…
 
Development Secretary Michael Wong has dismissed concerns that plans to turn five commercial sites in Kai Tak into residential plots will undermine the government's goal of turning Kowloon East into the city's second Central Business District (CBD). The five plots are expected to generate 5,800 private housing units. Some of the sites were unsucces…
 
The government said on Thursday that it was putting RTHK's former Educational Television Centre up for sale, just months after the broadcaster was evicted from the site, ostensibly because another government department needed the space. Around 100 RTHK staff members were working at the building on Broadcast Drive in Kowloon, but in May last year th…
 
Some people living in poor-quality housing or facing a long wait for a public flat will begin moving into converted rooms in hotels and guesthouses by the middle of the year under a government plan to provide transitional housing, officials said on Thursday. The government told Legco’s Panel on Housing that it will seek HK$95 million from the Commu…
 
President Xi Jinping has declared "complete victory" in the country’s efforts to eradicate rural poverty at a ceremony in Beijing to celebrate what has been a signature initiative of his tenure. In a speech delivered on Thursday, Xi said this "achievement" was a miracle that shall "go down in history”, adding that almost 100 million poor rural resi…
 
Financial Secretary Paul Chan came under fire from radio listeners on Thursday, accused of being "out of touch" with the public by refusing to offer cash handouts in his latest budget to relieve people's financial burden during the economic recession. The finance chief announced on Wednesday that HK$5,000 worth of electronic vouchers will be distri…
 
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