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Money Talk: The FT is reporting this morning that the Chinese authorities will cease buying stocks to try and support the market after spending over $200 billion so far in its failed attempt to prevent a collapse. What does this mean for the market this week? We'll ask our guests Alex Wong of Ample Capital and Klaas Baader, chief economist at SocGen. We also get a View From Shanghai with Eric Ren, executive director at HaiTong Futures on the latest attempts by the regulators to clampdown on what it describes as "market irregularities" and to restrict trading in the futures markets. (8am-8.30am, email to,  text to 63 93 59 25, facebook  twitter)

Backchat returns on Monday morning when we will talk about Occupy protestors on trial. Various groups of key leaders including Joshua Wong are now facing charges in court relating to actions dating back a year. Why the delay? Are they politically motivated, and should the activists plead guilty to face up to the consequences of civil disobedience? Is the sentence for the protestor jailed for assaulting a policeman with her breast a sign of a new toughness? After 9.20, wandering cows in Sai Kung and Lantau. (8:30-9:30am, Call in 233 88 266 , facebook, email or text 6393 5925.)

Welcome to a new week on Morning Brew. Today, we shrink back to our usual kick off time of 9.30. As this week is slightly different due to the Public Holiday on Thursday, we get an extra helping of Steve Vines from 10-11. It seems that just when the Government would rather be, busying itself with the upcoming bout of flag waving, the lead-in-water issue seems to be going off the scale. Plus, is it really crunch time for the reputation of HK University, amid a rather intricate dance that seems to be going on within its four walls? As Backchat has returned, Hugh Chiverton will tell us about the week ahead. And, after 12 journalist and former RTHK front man Nick Beacroft joins us on the line from KL to talk about Malaysian Independence Day and the Bersih protests this past weekend. Bitter-sweet celebrations for the PM maybe? (9:00am - 1:00pm, facebook , email

On today's 123 Show you can hear Stuart Morton on termites, possibly one of the most fascinating insects according to this insect expert! Tune in at 1.30pm, And after 2.15pm, Paul Zimmerman on the "Stand Still and don't walk' campaign for escalators safety.  (1:15pm-3pm, facebook or email
Tales From the Penthouse
This Sunday morning at 8.30, join Singer and Band leader Pete Moore for the penultimate episode in this series of "Tales From the Penthouse".  A little exposé of some of the great vocalists of the 20th century. Pete features stories about, and recordings by the owners some of the most iconic voices to ever have have hit the stage and the recording studio.This week: Aretha Franklin(Sunday, 30.08.2015)

Programme Schedule

Time Programme Presenter(s)
05:00-06:30 Night Music Music for night owls and early birds 
06:30-08:00 Hong Kong Today Michael Weeks and Ian Pooler 
08:00-08:30 Money Talk Peter Lewis 
08:30-09:30 Backchat Hugh Chiverton and Mike Rowse 
09:30-13:00 Morning Brew Phil Whelan 
13:00-13:15 News at One RTHK Newsroom  
13:15-15:00 1 2 3 Show Noreen Mir 
15:00-18:00 Steve James Steve James 
18:00-19:00 Newswrap RTHK Newsroom  
19:00-21:00 Peter King Peter King  
21:00-22:00 Teen Time Alyson Hau 
22:00-23:00 All The Way with Ray Ray Cordeiro  
23:00-23:30 News at Eleven RTHK Newsroom  
23:30-01:00 All The Way with Ray Ray Cordeiro  
01:00-05:00 Night Music -  
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