This evening at 6.45, more winning pieces from 2016. You can hear the story by Karina La'O entitled "Six Minutes" - the first prize winner in the junior category. It's read by Warren Adams. At the same time, entries are being invited for Hong Kong’s Top Story 2017, co-organised with Hong Kong Free Press and PEN Hong Kong. For more details, please visit HERE.
This week's Letter to Hong Kong comes from New People's Party legislator Eunice Yung.(Sundays, 8.15am-8.25am)
Over the past few months on Money Talk Xtra we've talked about how to earn money, how to spend it and how to save it. But we haven't yet touched upon how to give it away. This morning we are going to visit exactly that topic and Peter Lewis looks at philanthropy and charitable giving in Hong Kong. Jimmy Lam meets Money Talk Xtra listener Jacob who has quit his job to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Finally, in our investment segment, Peter discusses how to invest in IPOs - Initial Public Offerings. If you would like us to help you with any financial advice, please do get touch. You can Email: firstname.lastname@example.org We are also on Facebook – Money Talk Xtra on RTHK Radio 3. (Saturdays, 8.30am-9.00am)
On Monday's Backchat, who supports Hong Kong Independence? Many have recently condemned Independence activists, and those calling for separation from the Mainland. But the banners on campuses were placed anonymously, and it's not clear who, and how many are making these calls. Is the number as high as the 20% who voted for the localist camp in the last election? Is it as high as the 40% of young people in a survey who saw independence as their preferred option after 2047? Is support rising, or falling, and why has the issue flared up again now? Is it just a marginal view, or a real mass movement? Is it an excuse to introduce more restrictive legislation locally? Do media and official reaction make for more support? Call us with your thoughts on 23388266 or email email@example.com. After 9.20, would you live in a container home?
Asian markets are in defensive mode following the imposing of new sanctions on North Korea to cut off shipping supplies and prevent financial institutions from dealing with North Korea. Pyongyang has responded by threatening to detonate a H-bomb in the Pacific Ocean.
Hong Kong has lost its AAA credit rating. S&P lowered its long-term rating on Hong Kong by one notch to AA+ after it cut its credit rating on China the previous day. The credit rating agency noted Hong Kong’s “above-average economic growth prospects” but said it does “not believe Hong Kong’s credit standing can be completely disconnected from that of the mainland, given financial and economic linkages, and the ultimate sovereign authority of China.”
In Europe, UK Prime Minister Theresa May will give a crucial speech in Florence, Italy, where she is expected to set out her vision for the UK’s relationship with the EU after Brexit. She appears set to propose a two year transitional deal with the EU and offer to pay 20bn euros into the EU budget over the two years.
On Monday’s Money Talk the focus will be on the German federal election. If the polls are correct, Angela Merkel will be re-elected as the country’s leader for the next 4 years. However, populism is on the match even in Germany. The Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party is on course to comfortably win seats in parliament. It would be the first time since WW2 that a far-right party is represented in the Bundestag.
Joining Monday's Money Talk are Alex Wong, Director of Asset Management at Ample Capital, Wolfgang Niedermark, Chief Representative of the German Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Peter Hefele, Director of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, a German political think tank. (8am-8.30am, email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Radio 3’s annual writing competition is back! This year we are partnering up with Hong Kong Free Press and PEN Hong Kong to bring you Hong Kong's Top Story 2017. The campaign is starting off now.
This year, we are looking for inspiration in a particular picture as shown (above) by a legendary photographer Fan Ho.
Inspired by this picture, write a story of not more than 2,000 words.
And send to email@example.com.
You’ll win book prize, dinning vouchers and get a consultation with a Hong Kong based author.
Don’t forget, the deadline is 10 November 2017.
Businessman Allan Zeman is a long-time supporter of the annual short-story writing competition, Hong Kong's Top Story, which is co-organized this year by RTHK, Hong Kong Free Press and PEN Hong Kong. Here, urges you to take up the writing challenge. You're invited to study a picture by legendary Hong Kong photographer, Fan HO, to come up with a theme. Then write a short story of not more than 2,000 words and For more, visit http://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio3/programme/hktopstory2017
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