To promote expressive talents in English, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Radio 3 joins hands with Hong Kong Free Press and PEN Hong Kong to co-organise the English writing competition “Hong Kong’s Top Story 2018”. After receiving the fantastic response of 395 entries from the community, the judges selected eight prize-winners in both Junior and Adult Categories, with two of them granted the “Creative Award”. An award presentation ceremony was held on 11 December at RTHK.
Congratulations to all the winners!
First Prize: Yellow Bauhinia – Diana Marie N. GAMBOA
Second Prize: Confessions of a Street Busker – Matt, LEUNG Wai Hei
Third Prize: Midnight Rider –YOUNG Ho Ken
Most Creative Award: We Shall Strive – HUI Yu Hang
First Prize: A Song and I Had Parted Ways – BUI Yu Ling
Second Prize: To Be Family – Michael Shiaw-Tian LIAW
Third Prize: Where They Went – Jonathan NG
Most Creative Award: Banana Rolls – Banana Rolls
Morning Brew: James Ross in the chair today as Phil gets ahead with his Christmas shopping. After 10 Merrin Pearse joins us from Kiwi-land, with a menu of beer and plastic bags. Plus swimming with orcas - not him, someone else! After 10.30 the focus is back across the Tasman to Oz. Jarrod Watt brings us the latest from the last day of parliament in Canberra. Plus how Australia voted to break encryption and end online privacy, and now is siding with the US and Russia against climate change action. After 11 The AIA Great European Carnival is back in town for Christmas, and Alex Gibbs will be here to give us the run down of entertainment we can expect on the harbourfront. We round it all off after 12 with Morning Brew resident futurologist Morris Miselowski with news of some tech that unclogs road traffic and allows public transport to never stop at red lights. Wow - sounds great. All that plus the greatest hits through till 1pm. (9:30am-1pm, email email@example.com )
On Wednesday's Backchat, we're talking about Christianity in mainland China. Chinese authorities have been cracking down on unofficial house churches, and around 100 Christians were reported to have been snatched on Sunday in overnight raids. In addition a Chinese bishop belonging to the Vatican-aligned unofficial church disappeared last month, despite the historic agreement between the Holy See and China on the appointment of Roman Catholic bishops. The deal has been criticised by Cardinal Joseph Zen as destructive of the faithful underground church in China. What is in fact going on with Christianity on mainland China? What are the underground churches, and why are they underground? Will the agreement between the Pope and Beijing bring more benefits or harm?
After 9.20, an audit report on RTHK by the Audit Commission.
Join Saadia Usmani today for the 123 show as she sits in for Noreen Mir.
Since it's CHEWSDAY, there's a foody flavour to the the show.. After 1.30 Andrew Dembina brings us a mouthwatering feature on Northern Thai Cuisine.
After 2pm Marcy Trent Long brings us her regular Trash Talk feature -- which we had to hold over from yesterday. Today it's tips on how to reduce your babies' environmental impact!
Monday was a day of political, economic and corporate surprises. Firstly, UK Prime Minister Theresa May postponed the scheduled vote in Parliament on the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement, after it became clear that she would suffer a humiliating defeat. The Bank of France alarmed investors on Monday by cutting its forecast for fourth quarter economic growth in half, from 0.4% to 0.2%, after violent protests in Paris against a fuel tax increase disrupted business, commerce and transportation in the capital. In India, Urjit Patel, the head of the country’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India, shocked financial markets by abruptly resigning nine months before the end of his term, citing “personal reasons.” There was also a surprise for iPhone maker Apple, after US semiconductor maker Qualcomm said it had won a preliminary order from a Chinese court banning the import and sale of several iPhone models on the mainland.
Joining Wednesday’s Money Talk are Peter Churchouse, Founder of Portwood Capital, Jack Siu, Director & Senior Investment Strategist for Asia Pacific from Credit Suisse and on the phone from Washington D.C., RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent, Barry Wood.
Christmas is a time to give! The launch ceremony for Operation Santa Claus 2018 was held on November 13 at the Parade Ground at Tai Kwun, in Central. This year's theme is Spread some Joy this Christmas. Thirteen good causes will benefit from this year’s community-wide charity campaign.
Congratulations to our very own Steve James, who’s been declared top on-air personality in the main Asia-wide broadcasting awards, the ABU Prizes. Steve has been hailed as number one for his weekday afternoon show by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union – which has a network of members that can reach 3 billion people across the region! It’s great recognition for Steve, who’s been with Radio 3 for the past 17 years. As well as hosting his show, The Steve James Afternoon Drive – to give it its full title – with its comic social observations, parody songs and social media engagement, he’s also the producer of Vintage Chart Toppers, and works his magic on lots of the Radio 3 trails and theme tunes that you hear every day. In all, RTHK won four top prizes in the seven radio categories – an unprecedented success – the others coming in the documentary, news reporting and community service announcement sections.
Broadcasting Workshop Series 2018/19 school year
Hi Teentimers, we’re running the Broadcasting Workshop Series again in this school year 2018/2019. DJs, producers, and a technical support team from RTHK Radio 3 will arrange on-campus training and give you all-round guidance on creativity and delivery.
What you need to do is to send your audio demo (under 3 minutes, 128kbps) echoing our theme – Local Hidden Gem via your school together with the nomination form (Download the form HERE ) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ten selected schools will then be invited to attend a *Broadcasting 101 Workshop, and send us another demo with a new theme to win a tailor-made on-campus training session plus a guided tour of RTHK and in-studio experience. You’ll also have a chance to get your work aired on RTHK Radio 3’s Teen Time.
Deadline: 31 January 2019
The Friends of Asia 5-A-Side Football Tournament was held on Sunday 25th November 2018 at Sha Wan Sports Ground. It is part of the annual charity campaign Operation Santa Claus, jointly organised by RTHK and the South China Morning Post. Here's some highlights from the fun day!
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