Financial Secretary Phone-In: On Friday, February 26, from 8-9am
Financial Secretary Paul Chan delivers his annual Budget, with a live broadcast of the speech and the afternoon news conference and full news coverage on Radio 3.
The Financial Secretary Phone-In: On Friday, February 26, from 8-9am, we have a special phone-in with a chance to put your comments and questions directly to the Financial Secretary. What do you think of this year's Budget? Paul Chan will join us in our studio to answer your questions and listen to your comments. Hugh Chiverton and Peter Lewis are the hosts.
Later, on March 14, the FS will further explain the Budget on Letter to Hong Kong.
Annalie is back for this week's Saturday Squad, and taking your song requests from 9 to 10! Next, pet nutritionist Annabel Lam will tell us about the benefits of CBD oil for pets in chronic pain. At 10.30, Annalie will be joined by occupational therapist Chloe Mo to talk about her profession. Then just after 11, Luisa Tam will have more Canto phrases for us to learn!
(Saturday Squad, 9.05 -- 12 noon)
On Monday’s Backchat, Covid 19.
People who have registered to participate in the government’s vaccination programme can start receiving their jabs on Friday. How is the programme going? Which vaccine is right?
The CHP on Thursday reported that six confirmed cases and five preliminary positive cases have been detected recently at Mr Ming's Chinese Dining restaurant in K11 MUSEA and it is investigating whether the sources of infection are related. Among them, eight had visited the premises on February 18 and 19 while three are restaurant staff.
How useful is the Leave Home Safe App to track the transmission of the virus? Why should we take the jabs? What do we know about the new variants?
Let us know your thoughts, you can leave a message on our Facebook Page, Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Monday’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Alex Wong, Direct of Asset Management for Ample Capital and Iris Pang, Greater China Economist at ING Wholesale Banking. With a view from Mainland China is Brock Slivers, Chief Investment Officer at Kaiyuan Capital.
Congratulations to the winners of Hong Kong’s Top Story 2020, and thanks to everyone who took part.
We received a total of 263 original stories by the November deadline, 219 in the junior and 44 in the adult categories. We were very impressed with this response from our talented listeners to our annual English-language writing competition. In a time of pandemic, the theme was, appropriately, "Solitude".
The judges selected eight prize winners – four in each category – with the results announced on the 123 Show on February 25, 2021. The winners are being given book vouchers, with the First Prize winners also receiving a one-hour consultation with renowned author Xu Xi from Mongrel Writers Residence.
The winning entries will be published on our website and later broadcast on RTHK Radio 3.
Once again, a big thanks to all of you for your great support. See you next year !
The winners are:
First Prize: Corpuz Maryjoy Bernardo
Second Prize: Chu Lui Sum Kristen
Third Prize: Wan Ching Tung
Most Creative Award: Giuliana Del Mundo
The Automata Theory
First Prize: Jessica Wai
Second Prize: Wendy Law
The Remains of a Waning Crescent Moon
Third Prize: Shek Kai Fung
A Warm Call
Most Creative Award: J.M. Wong
The Lone Wolf
While 2020 was a challenging year for many, Operation Santa Claus (OSC) continued to promote the spirit of giving to benefit those in need with its campaign ‘Caring Community, Caring Christmas’, raising more than HK$16.7 million in donations.
Jointly organised by RTHK Radio 3 and the SCMP, OSC 2020 successfully raised funds for 19 selected beneficiaries to run charitable projects helping those in need from Hong Kong’s community. Although two-thirds of fundraising events were cancelled or postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, over 60 corporate and school donors, and thousands more continued showing their generous support to the campaign.
For more information, please visit
Facebook page: Operation Santa Claus HK 愛心聖誕大行動
Radio 3's record-setting DJ Ray Cordeiro is continuing to take a break from his late-night show, All the Way with Ray. Uncle Ray celebrated his 96th birthday in December and is keeping safe during the pandemic. He hopes to be back on air once the public health situation allows. In the meantime Kevin Lewis and Simon Willson are taking turns and sitting in.
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