The annual “Operation Santa Claus” (OSC) campaign, jointly organised by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) and South China Morning Post (SCMP), kicked off on November 3 at Broadcast Drive announcing 18 beneficiaries for this year's fundraising drive, and a performing arts initiative aimed at engaging and revitalising disadvantaged communities in Hong Kong.
The annual “Operation Santa Claus” (OSC) campaign, jointly organised by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) and South China Morning Post (SCMP), kicked off today (November 3) at Broadcast Drive announcing 18 beneficiaries for this year's fundraising drive, and a performing arts initiative aimed at engaging and revitalising disadvantaged communities in Hong Kong.
The Financial Secretary Paul CHAN Mo-po, Director of Broadcasting Patrick LI Pak-chuen, the South China Morning Post’s CEO Gary LIU and the composer of the OSC theme song Harry NG graced the ceremony. They were joined by OSC 2021 ambassadors, award-winning actress Crisel CONSUNJI, singer and actress Kandy WONG and artiste Pakho CHAU, who will be supporting the fundraising campaign for his third consecutive year. Other guests included representatives from beneficiaries and donors.
Good morning and welcome to Monday. At 10.10 Morning Brew’s week begins, as usual, with Robbie McRobbie’s medium level rugby report. At 10.40 we’ll catch up with columnist, author, and New York correspondent, Tracy Quan. At 11.40 we welcome classical guitar virtuoso Xiufei Yang back to the The Brew. She’s in Hong Kong again for a recital, tomorrow night, of Spanish, Chinese, and Latin music. At 12.40 we’ll return to Tai Tam Country Park to catch up with adventurer Paul Niel and the team from Project Avenger. As their hunt for the remains of a downed Second World War American plane draws to a close, we’ll see what they have uncovered since we spoke last week.
On Monday's Backchat, "fake news"; and elderly drivers.
The government is studying ways to stop the spread of "fake news" and disinformation online, using overseas experience as a reference point, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said.
Speaking at the Forum on Network Media of China, she said officials had to supervise and manage the media in an appropriate fashion, as "prevention is better than cure."
Earlier, Chief Secretary John Lee supported a self-regulatory model for the media.
From 9:15am, we’re talking about elderly drivers, after the Ombudsman urged the Transport Department to tighten medical requirements for older drivers.
On Monday, Asian shares continued to fall at the open, following the global selloff on Friday in reaction to the emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, but the selloff moderated as the morning wore on as US stock index futures and crude oil rallied, after South African health officials said some of those suffering from Omicron were only showing mild symptoms. S&P 500 futures gained 1% on Monday morning in Asian trading, following a 2.3% fall on Friday. Brent crude oil, which was down 12% on Friday in its seventh largest daily fall on record, rebounded over 4% on Monday morning. By lunchtime, the Hang Seng index was down 124 points or 0.5% to a more than one-year low of 23,956.
On Tuesday’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Will Denyer, US Economist at Gavekal and Samuel Faveur, Chief Executive Officer at Mandarin Capital. With a view from Japan is Tokyo-based journalist and author, William Pesek.
It is with the greatest sadness that we at Radio 3 have to inform you of the peaceful passing of our friend and former colleague Harvey Stockwin, on November 9, 2021, aged 88. He had been living with cancer since 2015, when he left Hong Kong to relocate to Cebu, in the Philippines. For eighteen years he was the voice of Radio 3's award-winning weekly radio programme "Reflections from Asia", in which he would analyze major political developments around the region, drawing parallels from his vast historical knowledge and experience, and weaving compelling narrative threads in his unforgettable baritone. It was a true pleasure working with, and listening to this supremely skilled, eminently informed, journalistic legend. Vale Harvey.
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