You are warmly invited to join us for a very special "Money Talk" Christmas night out in aid of Operation Santa Claus, our annual charity jointly run by RTHK and the South China Morning Post. The event will take place on the evening of Tuesday December 10th at Oolaa Petite bar and restaurant, at 9 Star Street, Wanchai, right opposite Pacific Place 3. Doors open at 6pm and entrance is just HK$100 payable at the door, including 2 free drinks. You’ll be able to watch and listen to an hour-long episode of Money Talk starting from 7pm, with some special guests including Legislator Charles Mok and Olympic swimmer Stephanie Au, that we’ll be recording for broadcast over Christmas. We’ll also be auctioning some great items donated by the local business community. If you can’t make it but want to join in with the bidding for items in our charity auction online, then please follow this link https://givergy.hk/rthk3ops/ for details of how to download the app and register for the auction. All the proceeds from the evening will go to our deserving local charities. Do please come along and bring your work colleagues and friends. See you there.
The Civil Human Rights Front said 800,000 people took part in their first approved march since August, in what the group said was a clear message to Chief Executive Carrie Lam to immediately respond to the protest movement's five core demands.
The US economy added the largest number of jobs for 10 months in November. The official non-farm payrolls showed 266,000 new jobs were created last month, well above forecasts of 180,000. The unemployment rate fell back to 3.5% from 3.6%. Annual wage growth increased by 3.1%.
White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow said Friday that a trade deal is close, but President Trump is prepared to walk away if certain conditions are not met. The latest trade data from the mainland showed the impact of the trade war. Exports from China in November fell for the fourth consecutive month and shipments to the US dropped 23%.
On today's Money Talk, we're joined by Le Xia of BBVA Research and Alex Frew Mcmillan at Dragonfly Media. Providing the view from China is Brock Silvers of Adamas Asset Management.
On Tuesday's Backchat, we will have to live with unrest? As somethings return to near normal, and events like the Golf Open are simply rescheduled, will we have to learn to get used to the current situation? It seems neither side will give way, so will retail and restaurants gradually recover? Will police and beefed up security just be an ongoing feature of life now? Will there be fewer Mainlanders? Will the Government keep a low profile?
Two LegCo members Kwok Ka-ki, Chu Hoi-dick and Governor of Path of Democracy Alan Lung will be our guests.
Let us know your thoughts. You can leave a message on our Facebook Page Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at email@example.com, or give us a call on 23388266.
For some people, their work is their passion and their passion is their work. Unfortunately not everybody is that lucky. So, for many in Hong Kong the long working days are spent dreaming about their real loves in life. It may be the model railway in their garden, or their butterfly collection or...well, listen to Anna Fenton's series Passions to find out. This twelve part series was first broascast in 2015, and this Saturday morning (December 7th) at 8.30 you can hear Part Five.
Produced by Phil Whelan
This coming Saturday afternoon at 12.05, join us for Good Ol' Country with Michael Lance. Apart from being one quarter of the amazing Metro Vocal Group, he's lived and breathed country music since he was small. Michael was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and raised on beef, corn, and potatoes. At a young age, he travelled North America with his family's Country and Western band, and developed a love for those great story driven songs, sung by some of the greatest story tellers of all time. Stand up, find a partner, and dance the two-step to some....Good Ol' Country. (Saturdays, 12.05pm-1pm, Facebook: @nebraskamike)
Vintage Chart Toppers:Colin is travelling through time and stopping by to hear performances at Coconut Grove, Royal Festival Hall, Kraft Music Hall and the most prestigious of them all, Birmingham Town Hall ! From bobby soxers to wild drummers and sad serenades, big names taking to the stage during the golden years of radio. Hold on tight.(Every Sunday, 8.30am-9am)
Tunnel 29: Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Helena Merriman tells the extraordinary true story of a man who dug a tunnel into the East, right under the feet of border guards, to help friends, family and strangers escape. It’s also the story of the Stasi spy who betrays the tunnel, the American TV network that funds it, and the love that develops between refugees who find freedom together. This ten-part BBC series is based on original interviews with the survivors as well as thousands of documents from the Stasi archives and recordings from the tunnel.
Sundays at 6.45 p.m. (starting 24 November)
Life is too short to do anything but to love! When Christmas is coming to town, let’s share the gift of hope and kindness to brighten the lives of the needy. One of Hong Kong’s most significant annual charity campaigns – Operation Santa Claus (OSC), jointly organised by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Radio 3 and the South China Morning Post (SCMP), has raised about HK$300 million and has benefited over 280 charities in the past 31 years. A launch ceremony for “Operation Santa Claus 2019”, themed as “From Hong Kong with Love”, was held today (7 November) at the HKEX Connect Hall. 13 selected deserving causes that will benefit from this year’s community-wide charity event were also introduced.
Executive Council Convenor Bernard CHAN was invited to be a guest of honour for “Operation Santa Claus 2019” Launch Ceremony along with Executive Director and Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited Charles LI. Director of Broadcasting LEUNG Ka-wing, Editor-in-Chief of SCMP Tammy TAM, OSC 2019 Ambassadors Stephanie AU and Pakho CHAU, jointly officiated at the launch ceremony which marked the start of a series of fundraising events that will be held in November and December. The Ceremony also featured performances by a capella Metro Vocal Group and the Oboe and Cor Anglais Duo 2S.
OSC 2019 Ambassador Stephanie Au
OSC 2019 Ambassador Pakho CHAU
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