Paul and Carolyn return on Sunday for another Sunday Escape and the usual foray into all of the finest in the week’s new music. That promises to include new tracks from St. Vincent, Japanese Breakfast and Tune-Yards plus albums from Arab Strap and Jane Weaver with of course an album of the week. There’s also a tribute to Bunny Wailer, the last original member of the Wailers who sadly passed away this week, plus a look ahead to the promise of live events in Hong Kong.
Monday is International Women’s Day, and to mark the date there’ll be plenty of music from great female artists both old and new. There’s also another round of the Super Clever Music Mystery Quiz and of course there will be biscuits! Tune in on Sunday from 9am to 1pm.
This week on the Saturday Squad Annalie will be taking song requests from 9 to 10! Pet nutritionist Annabel Lam will be here to discuss what kind of food pets should avoid if they are on certain types of medication. Then just after 11, the lovely Luisa Tam will teach us some new Canto phrases.
(Saturday Squad, 9.05 -- 12 noon)
On Monday's Backchat, electoral changes in Hong Kong.
National People's Congress Standing Committee deputy Tam Yiu-chong said on Friday that the Beijing-led electoral reform for the SAR is completely in line with the Basic Law and the Chinese constitution.
Tam, who is in Beijing for the two plenary sessions, said the proposed changes were made in accordance with the "actual situation" of Hong Kong.
The proposed changes include allowing the election committee that chooses Hong Kong's chief executive to elect “a relatively large share” of lawmakers and nominate all Legco hopefuls. Other reports said the number of Legco seats will increase from 70 to 90 and the number of election committee members will be raised from 1,200 to 1,500.
What do you think of the electoral changes? What impacts will it bring to the stability of Hong Kong? What are the pros and cons?
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.
On Monday’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Alex Wong, Director of Asset Management at Ample Capital and Brad Gibson Co-Head of Asia Pacific Fixed Income at Alliance Bernstein. With a view from Mainland China is Shanghai-based Independent Economist, Andy Xie.
Colin’s special guest this week is Neville Sarony, son of British singer, actor and songwriter Leslie Sarony. We explore a little of the life and career of this fabulous entertainer with the songs and influences that span decades. We’re cooking up a little pie of fun with tea, refreshments and a little name dropping. Join us Sunday morning!
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.
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
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