Operation Santa Claus (OSC) is the annual charity campaign jointly organised by Radio Television Hong Kong and the South China Morning Post. It aims to support the Hong Kong community and beyond, through the combined charitable fundraising power of two of Hong Kong’s most respected news organisations. Over the past 32 years, it has raised more than HK$316 million for nearly 300 charities.
We are now inviting a new round of funding proposals. The maximum funding amount per project is HK$1 million. We will also welcome the submission of COVID-19-related projects addressing coronavirus relief proposals and other recovery plans for the community.
- Be a non-profit organisation registered in Hong Kong
- Submit a detailed proposal on how your programmes bring positive change to the lives of disadvantaged people in Hong Kong.
Submission deadline: 17th July 2020 (Friday) 5:00PM
Application results announcement: September 2020
For details, guidelines and submission, please visit https://osc.scmp.com/osc_grant
For inquiries, please call 2680 8159 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to supporting your projects to help transform the lives of people in need.
On Thursday's 123 Show, we're hearing about the Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival which is going ... virtual. We're joined by Professor Julia Kuehn, head of the School of English at the University of Hong Kong. After 2, Saadia Usmani joins us for our regular Thursday Chinwag to talk about how people's sleep and dreams have been affected by Covid-19. And after 2.30, Sadie Kaye interviews depressed banker Christina Yung in an uplifting episode of her slightly strange Mental Ideas.
Good morning and welcome to Thursday on Morning Brew. We’re nearly at the end of a Hong Kong week that will likely forevermore warrant more than a cursory couple of lines in Wikipedia. Commentator Steve Vines will be with us at 10.10 for his regular chat and chew. After 11, part four (of five) of James Ross’ mini series “Music of My Life” with Spandau Ballet’s Steve Norman. At 11.40 we’ll visit our vet Dr. David Gething at his hospital, for more pet talk. And finally, join JC Viens for your weekly wine whine at 12.10. Join us on Facebook live (with video) throughout the morning.
On Thursday's Backchat, more on the National People's Congress' plan to draft a National Security Law for Hong Kong.
Police said they had arrested almost 300 people on suspicion of illegal assembly by around 5pm on Wednesday, after moving to stamp out protests against Hong Kong's incoming national anthem and national security laws. The protests came ahead of the afternoon debate among lawmakers to criminalise insults to the national anthem with up to three years in jail.
Tsai Ing-wen meanwhile has pledged to draw up a plan to give humanitarian relief to people involved in Hong Kong's protests.
What do you make of developments? Do you agree that it would only be right to ban foreign judges in Hong Kong from presiding over cases involving national security?
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
President Trump said on Tuesday he is preparing to take action against China this week over the planned national security laws in Hong Kong, but he did not give details. He told reporters at the White House, “we’re doing something now. I think you’ll find it very interesting. But I won’t be talking about it today.” He added “it’s hard to see how Hong Kong can remain a financial hub if China takes over.” Earlier in the day, two US Senators introduced the Hong Kong Autonomy Act which would impose mandatory sanctions on entities that violate China's obligations to Hong Kong under the Joint Declaration and the Basic Law. The legislation would also impose mandatory secondary sanctions on banks that do business with these parties. China’s foreign ministry said Beijing would react to any sanctions from Washington. The resolution is due to be put to a vote on Thursday and then passed to the NPC Standing Committee, China’s top legislative body, to craft the bill in detail.
On Thursday’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Quentin Webb, Asia Markets Editor at the Wall Street Journal and John Schofield, Executive Director at Apastron Investment. With a view from Taiwan is Taipei-based Independent Political Risk Consultant Ross Feingold.
Every Friday morning at 11.10, crack sport journalist and broadcaster Danny Hicks joins Phil on Morning Brew for all the latest sport news, punditry, and some celebrity guests. Join him on Facebook live to share your sport know-how, comments, and questions...in Sports and All.
Summer is here, and we're bringing a little more music to your Saturday evenings, by changing things around just a bit. At 6.10pm musicologist and DJ, Mengzy is back with a brand new series of her awesome EDM and interview show The Breakdown. After 7 Simon Willson continues to take you back...way back, with two hours of absolute Soul Sensations. From 9 to 10 we'll just get out of the way and let you enjoy some wall to wall, uninterrupted classic hit "gold", in Radio 3 Mixtape.
Vintage Chart Toppers: This week's show is dedicated to the influence that the big bands & vocalists had on the world of cartoons. Colin gets quite animated as he takes us Stardusting, we catch the cab to St James, we hear from the multi-talented multi-tasking miss Lee, and there's a cheeky Tom on bass! But wait, that's NOT all folks! See you Sunday.
(Every Sunday, 8.30am-9am)
Operation Santa Claus HK 愛心聖誕大行動 is over for another year. Despite troubled times, the good people of Hong Kong have enabled us to surpass our target, and raise an amazing amount of money for those in need.The CEO of The South China Morning Post, Gary Liu, and RTHK's Director of Broadcasting, Leung Ka-wing have a very special, personal message of thanks for you in this short video.
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