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    Executive Producer:Executive Producer: Paul Lee Producer: Michelle Chan

    26/01/2018

    African elephants are facing extinction. Because of the ivory trade, they are being slaughtered for their tusks.
    However, there seems to be hope on the horizon. Most countries in the world are taking action against the ivory trade.


    Contact: pca@rthk.hk


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    • Consuming Contaminants?

      Consuming Contaminants?

      Plastic waste is a global problem. The United Nations Environment Programme predicts in the year of 2050, the amount of plastic waste in ocean will swell to a staggering volume of over 10 billion tonnes and surpass the total weight of sea fishes. Researches from international and local scholars already prove that microplastic beads, degraded from plastic waste in ocean, are found in sea water and some seafood, including fishes and shellfishes. Scientists are now focus on how those beads affect us when they enter the human bodies via food chain. As the initiators of all kinds of pollution on earth, will we, the homo sapiens, have a taste of our own medicine?

      18/01/2019
    • The Search

      The Search

      A search for a missing paraglider revealed that the official search team may need to upgrade their skill sets on utilizing the already widely civil used GPS technology.

      11/01/2019
    • Sub-fertility Sorrows

      Sub-fertility Sorrows

      Infertility is a growing problem in Hong Kong. The Family planning association says one in six couples in the city suffers from infertility – a significantly increase from 20 years ago, when it was one in 10 couples. What difficulties these couples are facing and how could they seek help?

      04/01/2019
    • Space Speculation

      Space Speculation

      If house values in Hong Kong have been rising for the past few years, then a bigger surprise would be the price of parking spaces, which have grown much faster than homes in some areas. The car parking space in Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, was sold at 6 million in June. It has become the most expensive parking space in the history of Hong Kong. The sky-high price is comparable to that of residential units.
      What is the reason behind the speculation in the parking spaces? Some investors said that since the Hong Kong government launched heavy stamp duty in property market, the funds were transferred to car spaces. As a driver, our case Mr. Wong said that parking spaces are in tight supply in the territory, and the shortage of private car parking spaces is particularly severe. For instance, he and more than 500 people have to queue up, before dawn to apply for renting monthly private car parking spaces in a government car park every month.

      Last year, the Police have issued 1.84 million "fixed penalty notice" to combat the illegal parking situation. But it seems that the provision of parking spaces is still a problem to the city. It all comes down to supply and demand. Can it be solved with better government town planning?

      28/12/2018
    • The Star-Crossed Lovers

      The Star-Crossed Lovers

      The love story between Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo and his widow Liu Xia was occupied by obstacles. Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia fell in love in 1989 and they married in a prison cell. Despite years of persecution and isolation, their love endures.
      Liu Xiaobo, was diagnosed with liver cancer while still detained. His last words to his beloved wife is, “Live on well.”
      After years of house arrest, Liu Xia finally liberates from the authority.

      21/12/2018
    • Creativity, Chinese Style

      Creativity, Chinese Style

      2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China’s Reform and Opening (gaige kaifang) in 1978. Since then, China is an emerging economic power, and Shenzhen "Dafen Oil Painting Village" can be one of the miniatures of the whole development of China. Like most of the world factories in China, peasant-turned oil painters were exploited by entrepreneurs, yet after 40 years of development, they tried to transit from simply making copies of iconic Western paintings to creating their own authentic works of art, emblematic of the journey that China is going through, from ‘Made in China’ to ‘Created in China’. Meanwhile, the story of Dafen also put to light on how the government only focuses on economic development but neglecting human rights and freedom of the citizens while artists would like to fight for freedom of expression and speech with many difficulties.

      14/12/2018
    • Candle In The Wind

      Candle In The Wind

      Time flies, the year 2018 marks the 29th anniversary of the June Fourth Incident of 1989. Over the past 29 years, the group of victims’ family members, 'Tiananmen Mothers' have never ceased to suffer from the grief of the loss of their loved ones.

      For over half a century, the group is frequently targeted for surveillance, harassment, and suppression as they have pressed for a reappraisal of the 1989 protests, the pursuit of those responsible, and compensation for the victims' families. They have lived under discrimination and perceived as the “others”. They have been subjected to the monitoring of the public security organs during sensitive periods such as the 'Two Congresses,' Qingming (Tomb-sweeping Day), and June Fourth. The authorities view them as instability factors and send guards to their homes, monitor them, force them to travel, or put them under house arrests, and so on.

      Twenty-eight years have gone by, Hong Kong Connection listens to the stories of the 'Tiananmen Mothers' and how they persisted in their journey of safeguarding the dignity of the deceased and seeking justice for the victims, a thorn-filled path of untold hardships and dangers, and repeated obstructions.

      07/12/2018
    • National Anthem Law

      National Anthem Law

      The draft bill for the national anthem law has been submitted to the Legislative Council. It sparked concerns and criticism over the general public.
      On one hand, the public says it can foster respect for the national anthem and promote patriotic spirit. But for the opposition to the draft of the bill, saying it can restrict freedom of expression and does not conform with the Basic Law.
      The reflection of national identity has been aroused again with the legislation of the national anthem law.

      30/11/2018
    • Eczema

      Eczema

      Eczema is a long-lasting skin condition that is more than a skin deep. This is a particularly hot topic in town because this disease is one of the most common chronic childhood illnesses and there is a definite link between eczema and mental health issues.

      23/11/2018
    • The Eve of the Trial

      The Eve of the Trial

      After the Umbrella Movement at 2014, the three co-founders Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man and Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, and the other six defendants include lawmakers Tanya Chan and Shiu Ka-chun, the Democratic Party’s Lee Wing-tat, the League of Social Democrats’ Raphael Wong, and former student leaders Tommy Cheung and Eason Chung.

      The defendants are facing charges of inciting others to create a public nuisance, and inciting others to incite more people to create a public nuisance. And the three co-founders face an additional charge of conspiring to create a public nuisance.The trial will begin on November 19. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of seven years in jail.

      Raphael Wong Ho Ming and Tommy Cheung Sau Yin well prepared before the trial.

      Tommy is the youngest among the defendants. He is 24 .He join the social movement when he was in secondary school. He is the former spokesman of Scholarism, president of the Student Union of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the standing committee of the Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS). He had launched campaigns against the proposed Moral and National Education. After the Umbrella Movement, he felt tired. He was no longer active in the social campaigns and turns his focus on making money.

      Raphael had been released from prison this April after a four-and-a-half month jail sentence in January for contempt after failing to comply with an injunction to clear the 2014 Umbrella Movement protest site in Mong Kok.

      Last year, he was sentenced to 13 months in jail for his involvement in the Northeast New Territories development plan demonstrations outside the legislature. He and the other twelve won the appeal on sentence before the Court of Final Appeal this September. He is an optimistic person. He believes social movement can change the society. His family are touched by his enthusiasm and turn to support him wholeheartedly.

      16/11/2018