On Wednesday's 123 show we're talking to Marcy Trent Long the founder of the Sustainable Asia podcast series, where she discusses leading environmental issues in Asia. That's at 1.30. After 2, we'll hear a short story called "Festival: Reflections of a Newborn Festival", by Jocelyn Tsang, who was the third prize winner of Hong Kong's Top story 2019 in the junior category. It’s read by Hugh Chiverton. After 2.30 Cruzanne Macalligan is with us for our mid-week audio column. This week is all about starfish, many-armed wonders and continuous mysteries.
Good morning. We’re still without our bark today, as Janice Jensen from Nevis Animal Speak continues her extensive tour. After a relaxing stay in the lounge, she’s making her way to each bedroom for a bit, and will be back with us soonest. At 10.40 (earlier than usual) our weekly chat and listen with RTL France’s man in Hong Kong, Philippe Dova. Finally, after 12 our Wednesday visit to Chris Watts at his Motion Dynamics studio in central. Join him on Facebook live, where you can address your aches and pains in real time.
On Wednesday's Backchat, cross-straits relations, and no vacancy tax.
In a visit to a military base in Guangdong Xi Jinping has called on troops to "put all their minds and energy on preparing for war" .
Last week Hong Kong air traffic controllers told Taiwan there was danger until further notice on a flight path to Taiwanese-controlled islands in the South China Sea, a case that has raised fears Beijing may try and blockade the islets. Meanwhile the White House is moving forward with more sales of sophisticated military equipment to Taiwan amounting to perhaps US$5 billion.
Is invasion of Taiwan possible, or likely, or this more sabre rattling? Is Taiwan drifting away from the Mainland politically? What would the US do if there were conflict? How would people in Hong Kong react? What actually happened in Fiji?
From 9:15am-9:30am, we'll be discussing the government scrapping plans for a vacancy tax in Hong Kong.
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Cathay Pacific has confirmed that 8,500 jobs will be cut, about a quarter of its total global staff, and its regional subsidiary Cathay Dragon will stop operating from Wednesday. The job cuts will see 5,300 Hong Kong based staff made redundant. A further 600 staff based overseas may also be affected subject to local regulations. Cathay will ask regulators to allow it to move the majority of Cathay Dragon's routes, most of which are to mainland or regional destinations, to Cathay Pacific or its HK Express subsidiary.
On Thursday’s Money Talk, we’re joined by personal wealth advisor, Enzio von Pfeil and Alex Frew McMillan, Writer at Dragonfly Media. With a view from Taiwan is Ross Feingold, Business Development Director at SafePro Group.
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