The Great British Pub Quiz: Calling all quiz fans! Are you ready to have your general knowledge put to the test – for Operation Santa Claus? This year’s Best of British Festival in Tamar Park is staging a pub quiz on the evening of December 13th – with the proceeds going to our annual charity campaign jointly organized by RTHK and the South China Morning Post. It’s six people to a team, so get together with your friends and sign up! It’ll be lots of fun, and it’s for a good cause. For details, and to find out how to enrol, visit bestofbritish.hk and look for the Great British Pub Quiz, or click HERE
On Thursday's Backchat - China has been installing what's described as "the world's biggest camera surveillance network", backed by artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology. Already 170 million CCTV cameras have been set up across the country, and 400 million more are to be added by 2020. It means the authorities will have the ability to track the movements and contacts of every citizen - continuously. While this may have benefits for law enforcement and catching criminals, civil rights advocates fear it way also be used to target dissent. And while China may be a special case, there are implications globally. And it's not just CCTV networks: there are many ways that our movements, our viewing habits, our spending patters and other aspects of our lifestyles can be monitored and recorded. Should we be worried? What can we do about it? Is AI leading us into a brave new world? Tell us what you think. Leave us a comment, or email us at email@example.com, or give us a call on 23388266. After 9.20, an upset in US politics, with the Democrats taking Alabama.
On the global market, the focus is now on central banks with the Fed expected to raise rates at its meeting on Wednesday and the European Central Bank to reveal details of plans to taper asset purchases on Thursday.
Joining Thursday's Money Talk to talk further about the Fed meeting are Economist Enzio von Pfeil, Alicia Garcia Herrero, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at NATIXIS, and Barry Wood, RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent in the US. (8am-8.30am, email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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With Christmas coming up very soon, you may end up consuming and buying more than you actually need. On this Saturday's Money Talk Xtra, Peter Lewis will look at some of the harmful consequences of over-consumption and ways to combat excessive online shopping. Jimmy Lam will speak to one of our listeners who is an author to tackle his financial worries. Finally we'll share some 2018 investment themes with you in advance of the new year.
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