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Backchat
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Backchat is RTHK Radio 3's current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation. It airs every weekday from 8.30am-9.30am. Have your say by calling us on 233 88 266, Backchat's Facebook , or send us a message at backchat@rthk.hk Catch it live:Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am (*except holidays) Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.
 
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Hong Kong Today
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RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
 
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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
 
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Morning Brew
Weekly
 
Weekday programme Morning Brew is a chat and music show. Hosted by Phil Whelan, guests include regular contributors and drop-ins, who span topics from earnest current affairs to cookery to the arts.Catch it live:Monday to Friday 9.30am - 1pm
 
Leaders from Hong Kong's political parties and government departments take their turn to have their say.Catch it live: Sunday 8:15am - 8:25am Podcast: Weekly update and available after its broadcast.
 
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Taiwan Stories
Weekly
 
There is a shining place is every cities for young people to dream.
 
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News at Eleven
Daily
 
A wrap-up of the day's top news.
 
"The Sunday Smile" is a new English-language radio programme for primary school children. It gives a unique opportunity for children and parents to practice their English together. Starting from 14 December every Sunday morning from 9:00am to 9:30am, the show will feature fun educational segments, competitions with prizes, cool music, and contemporary stories.
 
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Hong Kong Heritage
Weekly
 
Annemarie Evans explores Hong Kong and digs up many aspects of our social, cultural, architectural and artistic heritage.Catch it live:Saturdays 7:30am - 8:00am, first broadcastSundays 6:15pm - 6:45pm, repeat broadcastPodcast: Weekly update and available after its first broadcast. *************************If you would like to share your story or idea with us, please contact us at hkhradio3@gmail.com *************************
 
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Agender Cafe
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The Agender Cafe serves up a delicious array of topics on gender, sex, sexuality and society. Every week we have a frank, open conversation with our guests about issues which affect us all, and try to tackle some of those “taboo” topics. Sit down with hosts Karen Koh & Noreen Mir every Friday from 2-3pm and enjoy a visit to the Agender Cafe!
 
If “ Hong Kong Connection ” were a tree, how old would it be? It was on 5 March, 1978 that the documentary series first went on the air in Chinese. As the series continues, its staff are determined to go on uncovering and delving into every local and international topic that concerns the people in Hong Kong, whether it be political, economic, educational, commercial, environmental or technological. A tree plays an important environmental role in refreshing the air that we breathe and holding ...
 
Humans run the world. For centuries, animals have lived among us. Some became our rides, our companions, our hunters, our defenders, as friends bound to us by bonds as close as the ones by blood; others became our food, our merchandise, our source of pride, our slaves, nothing but mere objects to us. This dichotomy continues into the 21st century, in which human-animal conflicts show no sign of abating, rather the contrary. In this podcast series, we explore the relationship between humans a ...
 
Global Perspective is an annual series in which documentary makers from around the world (including RTHK) bring together stories that offer unique perspectives and thoughts on a single theme. This year's theme is "Old School, New School".
 
For the past 30 years, Operation Santa Claus has received heartwarming support from hundreds of thousands of supporters. Your help has enabled us to financially support many not-for-profit organisations that serve the less fortunate in Hong Kong. This Christmas, we invite you to join us again to bring hope & joy to those in need.This year, Operation Santa Claus is helping 14 local charities with projects that will improve the quality of life for children, youth, the elderly, and those in nee ...
 
Operation Santa Claus is an annual charity campaign jointly organized by South China Morning Post and the English Programme Service of Radio Television Hong Kong. The campaign sees to raise funds and awareness for Hong Kong charities over the winter holiday season.With the local economy still trying to shake off the effects of last year’s downturn, our support this Christmas is more important than ever. Apart from our special recording on opening and closing ceremony, you'll also hear interv ...
 
Operation Santa Claus is an annual charity campaign jointly organized by South China Morning Post and the English Programme Service of Radio Television Hong Kong. The campaign sees to raise funds and awareness for Hong Kong charities over the winter holiday season. With the local economy still trying to shake off the effects of last year's downturn, our support this Christmas is more important than ever. In this podcast, you can catch up with our special video coverages on opening and closin ...
 
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The government confirmed on Wednesday that it has accepted eight recommendations put forward by a task force on finding new land for housing, including using 32 hectares of the Fanling Golf Course. But it has no plans to consider taking back the whole golf site, despite the Task Force on Land Supply calling for a study into how the remaining 14 ...…
 
Officials have sought to allay concerns that the Greater Bay Area plan will allow some mainland hospitals to transfer their patients to Hong Kong facilities, saying this will be only for SAR residents. But some pan-democratic lawmakers remained unconvinced. Opposition lawmakers and a patients' concern group had raised fears that such a move wou ...…
 
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, told lawmakers on Wednesday that the idea of cutting the frequency of services on the through train to Guangzhou on the old line was worth looking into. She was responding to a question from DAB lawmaker Lau Kwok-fun, who said passenger numbers using the 12 daily trains to Guangzhou had fallen by 30 percent sinc ...…
 
Several pro-democracy lawmakers again staged a protest against Chief Executive Carrie Lam as she arrived for her monthly question and answer session in the Legislative Council on Wednesday. The lawmakers accused the Chief Executive of selling out Hong Kong by proposing changes to the law which would allow fugitives to be surrendered to other ju ...…
 
On Wednesday's Backchat, country parks. The AFCD has launched a consultation on enhancing the recreation and education potential of country parks and special areas. It covers enhancing existing facilities, including the visitors' centres; open museums;...
 
Beijing's famed Forbidden City was illuminated at night on Tuesday for the first time since it was opened as a museum to celebrate the end of Chinese New Year. The sprawling former imperial palace, which marks its 600th birthday next year, was bathed in a colourful array of lights and lasers in front of 3,000 spectators. Free tickets for the un ...…
 
Relatives of a British teenager who joined the Islamic State group in Syria say they intend to challenge the UK government's decision to strip her of citizenship. Shamima Begum, 19, has said she wants to return to London for the sake of her newborn son...
 
An academic says it's 'disappointing' that the government has ruled out taking control of the entire Fanling Golf Course for development. It has decided to build mostly public housing on 32 hectares of the site, but keep the remaining 140 hectares as a...
 
The Greater Bay Area development plan released by Beijing on Monday has evoked mixed response in Hong Kong, with some opposition lawmakers casting doubts on its impact while those in the business sector hailed it as a boost for the SAR. Lawmakers from the Professional Guild have questioned whether the plan will benefit Hong Kong, saying the int ...…
 
The chairman of the Bar Association, Philip Dykes, says there is no "loophole" in Hong Kong's current legislation on the surrender of wanted criminals to other jurisdictions – contradicting the government's claim that a murder case last year highlighted a pressing need for the law to be changed. On Tuesday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam reiterated ...…
 
On Tuesday's Backchat, the Greater Bay Area. The government is announcing an outline development plan for the Pearl River area. How is it different to previous plans? Is it Central Planning? Will it be good for our economy, or put us at risk?Afte...
 
Human rights lawyer and head of the Bar Association, Philip Dykes, said on Monday that the Hong Kong government should guarantee that mainland authorities treat crime suspects handed over in the same way as other countries with which the SAR has extradition pacts. In an exclusive interview with RTHK, Dykes said he has concerns about whether the ...…
 
The Japanese car-maker Honda is planning to close its manufacturing plant in the town of Swindon in Britain in 2021 – with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs. It is the firm's only factory in the EU. The Japanese automaker announced the decision at a new...
 
The concern group Hong Kong Unison says a new Ombudsman report highlighting problems faced by ethnic minority students in learning Chinese, and in the school admission process, shows the government's not doing enough to cater to their needs. The watchd...
 
Chief Executive Carrie Lam says Hong Kong has contributed many ideas to China's new 'Greater Bay Area development plan', rejecting suggestions that the city had a passive role in coming up with the framework to develop southern China into a global IT h...
 
Hong Kong Disneyland has recorded its fourth annual loss in a row. But the theme park narrowed its net losses significantly to HK$54 million, from HK$345 million in its previous fiscal year. Disneyland follows the American financial year system which runs from October to September. There were some bright spots for the park's annual figures as t ...…
 
The Tourism Board said on Monday that annual visitors number will go from boom to bust this year, after witnessing a record 11 percent growth last year. This board predicts this year it expects 66 million to visit the city – a rise of mere a 2 percent from the 65 million that poured into the city last year. Officials also expect tourists to spe ...…
 
The final section of the Central-Wanchai Bypass will open at 7am on Sunday, meaning motorists will be able to drive all the way from North Point to the Western Harbour Tunnel. The government says the trip will take around 10 minutes if traffic is smooth. The westbound carriageway to the Rumsey Street Flyover was the only part of the bypass not ...…
 
Opposition lawmakers didn't show up for a luncheon at Legco on Monday which was attended by Chief Executive Carrie Lam and members of her cabinet. Thirty-six pro-establishment legislators did join the spring lunch, along with members of the Executive Council. Speaking at the event, Legco president Andrew Leung said he hopes the administration a ...…
 
A member of Legco's transport panel on Monday called for the better use of technology for the inspection of infrastructure in Hong Kong. Michael Tien was commenting on the snapping of a cable on the cross-border Shenzhen Bay Bridge, which was reported over the weekend. Tien said that although the breakage was unusual, it should pose no safety c ...…
 
The leader of the Civic Party Alvin Yeung said on Monday that the pan-democrats will undertake a vigorous campaign to educate the public about the government's plan to allow extraditions to jurisdictions it doesn't have a treaty with, including the mainland. The Security Bureau says proposed changes to legislation will make it easier to hand ov ...…
 
Services of Kowloon Motor Bus were disrupted on Monday morning after a breakdown in the company’s computerised rostering system for drivers. Photos circulated on the internet showed dozens of bus drivers waiting in long queues at depots for their rosters. A representative of a KMB staff union, Lee Kwok-wah, said some drivers couldn’t find the b ...…
 
On Monday's Backchat, MPF. The Financial Services Development Council has proposed that employees contributing to the MPF fund should be given tax incentives to encourage more contributions; that an eMPF should be set up to streamline administrati...
 
The Tourism Board is warning that the growth in visitor numbers will moderate this year after a record year in 2018. Sixty-five million tourists visited the city last year, but tourism officials say the China-US trade dispute and a strong Hong Kong dol...
 
Saudi Arabia has pledged investment deals worth US$20 billion with Pakistan, which is seeking to bolster its fragile economy. It comes as part of a high-profile Asian tour by the kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Annemarie Evans asked our Sou...
 
Pro-democracy lawmakers say they're going to skip a reception at Beijing's Liaison Office on Tuesday, just like they missed Monday’s Legco luncheon with the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam. The pan-democrats' convenor, Claudia Mo, says both gatherings are ...
 
My dear Natalie, Happy Lunar New Year to you and wishing you good health and happiness in the Year of Pig! As time goes by, you have grown in your career as a seasoned medical practitioner in the U.S. Do you remember the letter I wrote on the sho...
 
On Friday's Backchat, working conditions for domestic helpers. A survey conducted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong has found that more than 70% of foreign domestic helpers work over 13 hours a day, around 6% of workers did not get at least one da...
 
A new era for the Catholic Church in China began when Pope Francis signed off on a historic “provisional agreement” with China over the appointment of bishops. The deal broke a nearly 70-year impasse between Beijing and the Vatican.
 
The Pakistan-based Islamist group, Jaish-e Mohammad, has claimed responsibility for Thursday's car bombing on a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir. It was the single deadliest attack in the divided region's volatile history. Annemarie Eva...
 
The Court of Appeal on Friday dismissed former lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung’s challenge over the decision to strip him of his Legislative Council seat. A three-judge panel ruled that none of his arguments were valid. It was the latest setback for the terri...
 
The authorities have admitted they could have been more "sensitive" when they were first told over two years ago that a contractor working on a section of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge had failed to submit key construction documents. But officials ...
 
Ming Chen, Chief Culture Officer of EF Education and marathon runner
 
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