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Is China breaking international law by refusing to participate in arbitration with the Philippines to resolve their territorial disputes in the South China Sea? Why are U.S.-China military ties improving amid rising tensions between China and U.S. allies in Asia?  On 'China Takes Over the World', Ying Ma is joined by experts to discuss the issue. (Saturday, 8.30am- 9am)

This week World Vibes has a couple of atypical treats ! First a selection of internet-sourced fusions, mash-ups and new sound creations from all over ! Then a sampling of hot new musical creations from the African continent ! Not to be missed !(Saturday 1.10pm-3pm)

New this Saturday night at 9.05, "The Chantel Shafie Show". Join Chantel here on Radio 3 for music straight out of the local clubs as chosen by Hong Kong's hottest DJs, along with special guests who make this town's nightlife and lifestyle scene fantastic. Also, every week her personal barman, Sam, will guide our host through the art of alcohol appreciation in "Happy Hour". The Chantel Shafie Show is produced by Phil Whelan. (Saturday, 9pm-10pm)
The Chantel Shafie Show

New this Saturday night at 9.05, "The Chantel Shafie Show". Join Chantel here on Radio 3 for music "straight out of" the local clubs as chosen by Hong Kong's hottest DJs, along with special guests who make this town's nightlife and lifestyle scene fantastic. Also, every week her personal Barman, Sam, will guide our host through the art of alcohol appreciation in "Happy Hour".

The Chantel Shafie Show is produced by Phil Whelan
The Frankenhorn Collection

In “The Frankenhorn Collection” a new 8 part series starting from 27th July, Phil Whelan takes a look at the musical equivalent of those bizarre, nightmarish creatures that live miles below anything else in the world’s oceans. The ones that often come adorned with barbs, fangs, electrical bits, and a ton of useless lumps and bumps that to this day leave scientists perplexed. We’ll find out about, and listen to, some of the weirdest musical instruments ever conceived, many of which for very good reason, did not make it to the production stage. There isn’t a lot that musicians and instrument makers haven’t tried throughout the ages, sometimes with little thought to the finished result. Some survived…some (thankfully) didn't. Take for example, an already strange instrument, the Theremin, which is played by waving your hand in the air. Stick it inside a dead honey badger, and you've got …The Badgermin! There's also the "Cat Piano", the idea for which dates back to the 1500s. As the player hits the keys, a nail sticks into various cats' tails, causing the desired screech. Thankfully there's NO record of it ever actually being built.

Join Phil on Sunday Mornings at 8.30.

Programme Schedule

2014-08-02
Time Programme Presenter(s)
06:00-07:00 Night Music -  
07:00-07:30 Today at Seven RTHK Newsroom 
07:30-07:45 Reflections From Asia Harvey Stockwin 
07:45-08:00 Hong Kong Heritage Annemarie Evans 
08:00-08:30 Today at Eight RTHK Newsroom 
08:30-09:00 China Takes Over the World Ying Ma 
09:00-13:00 Something for the Weekend Peter King 
13:00-13:10 News at One RTHK Newsroom 
13:10-15:00 World Vibes Pierre Tremblay  
15:00-17:00 3 O'clock Jump Charles Martin 
17:00-18:00 Chart Show with Alyson Hau Alyson Hau  
18:00-18:10 News At Six RTHK Newsroom 
18:10-20:00 Just Dance Simon Willson 
20:00-21:00 Pop Fugitives Carolyn Wright and Paul Haswell 
21:00-22:00 The Chantel Shafie Show Chantel Shafie 
22:00-23:00 Cool Trax Francis Chan  
23:00-23:10 News at Eleven RTHK Newsroom 
23:10-02:00 Cool Trax Francis Chan  
02:00-06:00 Night Music Music for the small hours 
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