Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds a news conference on June 15 to announce the suspension of the extradition bill. Mrs Lam promises further consultation on the measure, and says there is no timetable for resuming consideration of the bill in the Legislative Council.
Hong Kong shares were the best performing in Asia on Monday morning after Chief Executive Carrie Lam suspended her highly controversial extradition bill. An estimated 2 million people took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday, according to organisers, to demand the bill be shelved completely and calling for Mrs. Lam’s resignation. The Hang Seng index was up 0.7% by the lunchtime break, reversing part of the 2.4% sent fall seen in the last three days, after protests erupted in the city. On the mainland, the Shanghai Composite was almost unchanged by mid-morning. Stocks of rare earth producers surged once again after the National Development and Reform Commission said China would introduce policies governing the exports of rare earths as soon as possible and China was firmly opposed to the use of products made from rare earths to inhibit its development.
Joining Tuesday’s Money Talk are Connie Bolland, Founder & Chief Economist from Economic Research Analysis and John Schofield, Executive Director at Apastron Investment Limited. In the second part of the programme, we’re going to get the thoughts of Kyle Bass, Founder & Chief Investment Officer of Hayman Capital Management, on the outlook for Hong Kong following the dramatic events of the last few days and his thoughts on the mainland markets.
Join Annalie Chow on Saturday mornings for our new show, the Saturday Squad! We’ll be having lots of fun, with great music and regular guests, finding out what’s going on around town and talking to a range of professionals about what they do for a living. And after 11 every weekend we’ll be keeping up with the world of sports, with Danny Hicks. Get in touch - be part of the Saturday Squad! (Saturday, 9am-12nn)
This coming Saturday afternoon at 12.05, join us for some Good Ol' Country. For the first time in nearly 20 years Radio 3 brings you the best in real-deal American country music. We’re very excited to welcome its host too, who apart from being one quarter of the amazing Metro Vocal Group, has lived and breathed country music since he was small. Michael Lance was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and raised on beef, corn, and potatoes. At a young age, he travelled North America in his family’s Country and Western band, and developed a love for those great story driven songs sung by some of the greatest story tellers of all time. Music has always been in his blood, literally, and he hopes his selection will make you stand up, find a partner, and dance the two-step to some....Good Ol' Country. (Saturdays, 12.05pm-1pm, Facebook: @nebraskamike)
Radio 3 is organising RTHK's very first English poetry competition. The theme is "Birth". If you're a poet and you know it, then send us your poem of 400 words or less to firstname.lastname@example.org You could win great prizes and even have your winning piece read on air. The deadline is June 30, 2019.
Radio 3 now brings you a whole new Saturday evening experience! After the news at 6, join Mengzy. She’s a musician, a club DJ, and is currently studying for a PhD in electronic music. Through interviews with renowned producers and performers, interspersed with some great mixing, she takes you on a wonderful musical journey in The Breakdown. Stay with us after 7 as Simon Willson takes you back ... way back, with two hours of the greats in Soul Sensations. And, after 9 Todd Harding is still rocking, but this time right into to the “Me” Decade, in Strictly Seventies.
The Closing Ceremony of Operation Santa Claus 2018 was held at Crown Wine Cellars on January 15, 2019. Our great thanks to all our generous sponsors, donors and supporters. Join us now and take a look at the highlights of the ceremony.
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