Radio 3 Highlights

Today's Focus
The bosses of South Korea’s largest firms including Samsung and Hyundai Motor are being questioned by lawmakers as part of a massive corruption probe, which threatens to lead to the impeachment of the country’s President. In the markets traders got a shock this morning when they turned on their screens to find the RMB trading at 7.48 against the USD, a sudden devaluation of 8%. With Chinese social media awash with rumours, it appears it was an “exchange rate error.” China’s state media has waded into the worsening diplomatic dispute with the U.S. describing Donald Trump as a “diplomatic rookie” and warning him not to provoke China on trade and Taiwan. On Wednesday’s Money Talk we shall examine what a more adversarial China-US relationship means for the global economy and trade. Joining the discussion are Stewart Aldcroft, chairman of CitiTrust, Mark Michelson, Chairman of the Asia CEO Forum and RTHK’s Washington based international economics correspondent, Barry Wood.
(8am-8.30am, email to,  text to 63 93 59 25, facebook twitter)

On Backchat, Sino-US relations. Uncertainty surrounds the US President-elect's intentions towards China. He's already criticised it for taxing American imports, devaluing its currency and developing its military in the South China Sea. Are the two sides on a collision course? Is it time for a new approach? Who benefits from the financial links?   After 9.20,paper towels or hot air in the washroom? (8:30-9:30am, call in on 233 88 266, facebookemail or text 6393 5925)
Money Talk Business Breakfast
On Friday 9 December 2016, from 7am to 9:30 am, RTHK Radio 3 will be holding a charity breakfast for Hong Kong’s business and finance community, to be held at Grappa’s Cellar, Jardine House, Central. During the breakfast, “Money Talk”, will be broadcast live (from 8am – 8.30am), hosted by Peter Lewis and joined by special guest Charles Li, CEO of Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing.

All funds raised from the event will be donated to Operation Santa Claus, our annual charity campaign run in conjunction with the South China Morning Post. This year 23 local charities supporting a range of good causes and innovative schemes will benefit.

The venue will be making a charge of $150 per person for the breakfast. We would also ask all participants to make a minimum donation of HK$100 to Operation Santa Claus. For convenience of organization, we are asking our friends to make an online payment in advance. There will also be a charity fund-raising auction. If you would like to sign up for this fun event, please use the link below:

Money Talk Business Breakfast
New Show: From There to Here
From There to Here is the new series presented by Anna Fenton, where Hong Kong's long established ethnic communities talk about what it's like to be "from" another country, but firmly rooted and settled here, in some cases as long as the establishment of the former British Colony.

This week Anna Fenton introduces Hong Kong's Sindhi community. Historian and author Jason Wordie explains how from humble beginnings as refugees when Sindh province became part of Pakistan in 1947 following partition, the Sindhis have become pillars of Hong Kong's business community. They are renowned not just for their resourcefulness, hard work and tight-knit communty, but also for their distinctive sense of style and glamour. We meet three leading members of the Hong Kong Sindhi community: Bhagwenti Mohan, Angelina Sadhwani (pictured) and Roshan Melwani.

From There To Here, Saturdays at 8.30am from November 19.

Presented by Anna Fenton and produced by Phil Whelan

Operation Santa Claus 2016

The launch ceremony for “Operation Santa Claus 2016”, jointly organised by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) and The South China Morning Post (SCMP) was held on November the 9th at The Sky Garden in California Tower, Central. "Small Change, Big Change" is this year's theme, and with help from the whole community we will be able to help 23 extremely worthy charities.
Vintage Chart Toppers

This week on Vintage Chart Toppers, we're on the trail of the two funny men......a jolly Hot Toddy......a trip to Vermont....and some Sunday morning record bending! (Every Sunday, 8.30am-9am. facebook  )

Hong Kong's Top Story 2016

"Family and Friends"
is the theme of this year’s Hong Kong’s Top Story, co-organised by RTHK and EJ Insight and the Hong Kong Economic Journal Education.

Thank you very much for submitting your story.  We'll read all the material that is sent to us, and we'll announce the result in Mid December. The winners could win book prizes from Pan MacMillan, dining vouchers from the Lan Kwai Fong Group and have your work read on air and published on EJ Insight’s webpage and HKEJ Education.

Stay tuned with us.

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 Jim Gould 
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 Music for night owls and early birds 
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