On Monday's Backchat, On Monday's Backchat, Carrie Lam in Beijing. Premier Li Keqiang has praised the Chief Executive for her "proactive" efforts to improve the livelihood of Hong Kong people during her first few months on the job. And Mainland authorities will soon have to inform the SAR government of detentions in no less than seven working days, and up to 30 working days for any Hong Kong resident suspected of terrorism or endangering national security. What do you think of the new agreement, and Carrie Lam's reception? Call us on 23388266 or email email@example.com. Call us on 23388266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. After 9.20, the new VC of HKU.
Joining on Monday's Money Talk to review the latest business headlines and topics over the weekend are Alex Wong, Director of Asset Management of Ample Capital, and William Ma, Chief Investment Officer at Noah Holdings. Brock Silvers, Managing Director at Kaiyuan Capital in Beijing, provides the latest finance news and analysis from China. (8am-8.30am, email to email@example.com)
This week's Letter to Hong Kong comes from the DAB legislator Holden Chow. (Sundays, 8.15am-8.25am)
The Sunday Escape: The Pop Fugitives have finally realised that Christmas is only a couple of weeks away, and being big fans of toys, they'll be delving into what the best and worst gifts might be. Paul has clearly got certain priorities and will be kicking things off with a look at the new Xbox One X. Is it any good? What on earth is this numbering system about?
Once you've got gifts for your loved ones sorted, you may find yourself moving on to the perils of Secret Santa. The Pop Fugitives will give their advice on buying gifts for people you barely know and whether playing with stealing rules is acceptable or not.
More important than all of that, they'll be assessing the best biscuits to buy and whether rumours over vast inflation of prices are true.
This week French pop legend and apparent all round nice guy Johnny Hallyday passed away, so there will be a tribute to him, what's in the box set, and an attempt to find some decent new releases amongst the pile of artists who have suddenly found that adding an orchestra to old songs might generate more sales! (Sunday 9.30am-1pm)
Operation Santa Claus, jointly organised by RTHK and the South China Morning Post, has raised more than $260 million and benefited more than 250 different charities over the past 29 years. We held a launch ceremony for this year’s campaign, which is themed as “Changing Lives for Good”, at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum on November 13. We also introduced the 14 good causes that will benefit from Operation Santa Claus 2017.
OSC’s Honorary Patron, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, was guest of honour, and was joined on stage by the other officiating guests, Director of Broadcasting and head of RTHK, Leung Ka-wing; Chief Executive Officer of the SCMP, Gary Liu; OSC 2017 Ambassador, pop singer Gin Lee; and the director of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Richard Wesley. The evening marked the start of a series of fundraising events that will be held throughout November and December. The Ceremony also featured performances by the Hong Kong Super Skippers, DJ Junk, and Giving Voices – a choir formed by major OSC corporate donors.
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The Friends of Asia 5-A-Side Football Tournament was held on Sunday 10th December 2017 in Pokfulam on Hong Kong Island. It is part of the annual charity campaign Operation Santa Claus, jointly organised by the RTHK and South China Morning Post. Here's the highlights from the fun and joyful event !
When Lee Siu-luen lost his job in 2015, he turned to St. Barnabas Society and Home, which provided him with free dinners and led him to reignite his passion for life. With the assistance of Foodlink and Operation Santa Claus, with a bit of creativity, the Society’s food recycling services turn surplus food into edible dishes for the communities in need. Now Siu-luen enjoys life as a retired man and gives back to the community by volunteering as a chef at the Society every Sunday!
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