It's Budget week in Hong Kong and Radio 3 will be providing special coverage. Financial Secretary Paul Chan will deliver his 2020/21 Budget speech on Wednesday and from 11am. Radio 3 will have live coverage from Legco with commentary and analysis from Hugh Chiverton and Peter Lewis. On Thursday’s Money Talk from 8 am, Peter Lewis is joined by a special panel of guests to provide expert analysis of the package of measures announced in the 2020/21 Budget. Then on Friday morning, it’s your chance to put your questions directly to the Financial Secretary. Paul Chan will be in the Radio 3 studio with Hugh Chiverton and Peter Lewis from 8 to 9 am. You can speak to him live by calling 2338 8266.
This week on the Saturday Squad, we’ll start the show with our song request hour at 9. Then just after 10, author and journalist Nury Vittachi will join us for our weekly hot topics segment. At 10.30, we will be learning some fun day-to-day Cantonese expressions from SCMP senior editor Luisa Tam! And just after 11, it’s sports with Danny Hicks.
This week World Vibes has two superb musical themes on offer! First our Featured Album, the latest one from Italian soul n' blues maestro Zucchero 'Sugar' Fornaciari! And a selection of Hot New Hits with everything from LingalaTeknoKintueni to ElectroChamameCumbia, WolofElectroSabar to AfroHipHopAltJazz and more, from a lot of places on the planet! Click on World Vibes above for more details. ;(Saturdays, 1.10pm - 3pm)
We are delighted to announce that Operation Santa Claus 2019 raised a total of just over $15.2 million. RTHK Radio 3 and our partners in Operation Santa, the South China Morning Post, would like to thank all of our generous donors - corporate and individual - as well as schools, community groups and others who helped us to raise a very respectable total, during a challenging period for Hong Kong. Those great efforts will help fund special projects run by the 13 worthy beneficiaries which are being supported by OSC this time around. Well done to everyone involved! Read more here.
On Monday's Backchat, we'll be discussing Friday's arrests of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai and two other democracy figures.
We'll also be looking at the latest development of the Covid-19 situation in Hong Kong.
Let us know your thoughts. You can leave a message on our Facebook page Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 Gavin Parry, Managing Director of Parry International Trading, to review the latest business and finance headlines. With the view from mainland China is Brock Silvers, Managing Director of Adamas Asset Management.
We had a fantastic response to our annual English-language writing competition, Hong Kong’s Top Story 2019, with a total of 317 entries! The judges selected eight prize winners – four in the junior category and four in the adult – with the results announced on the 123 Show on February 14, 2020. The aim of the exercise, which is held every year, is to encourage and promote writing talent among the public. It was clear from the standard of the entries that talent and love of writing exist in abundance!
The competition was open to secondary students aged 12 to 17, as well as adults aged 18 and over. This year, entrants were invited to write an original story with the theme of “Festival”. The winners in both categories were rewarded with book vouchers, and the First Prize winners will also receive a one-hour consultation with renowned British author Paul French.
The winning entries will also be published on our website and later broadcast on RTHK Radio 3.
Thanks to everyone who took part, and congratulations to the winners:
First Prize: Annika Yiu Restless
Second Prize: Chu Lui Sum Kristen Untitled
Third Prize: Jocelyn Tsang Festival: Reflections of a newborn dragon
Most Creative Award: Olivier Lee The Forgotten Festival
First Prize: April Fung Family Dinner
Second Prize: Nancy Leung The Festival
Third Prize: Marcus Leung-Shea Edges
Most Creative Award: D. Wong Out, Brief Lantern
This Saturday morning (February 29th) at 8.30, another chance to hear Hong Kong based singer and band leader Pete Moore, as he brings you twelve Tales from The Penthouse, which was first broadcast in 2015. He calls it "a little exposé of some of the great singers. Iconic male vocalists, who've got the gift". Through classic songs, that may have even been a soundtrack to your life at some stage, spend the next few weeks in the company Pete, and some of the greatest crooners that ever lived. This week, in episode 5, he'll feature the unforgettable crooner...Bing Crosby. (Saturdays, 8.30-9am)
Produced by Phil Whelan
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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