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RTHK' s The Works focuses on Hong Kong's arts and cultural scene. The Works features news and reviews of visual and performing arts, design, literary and other “ works ” . Added illumination comes from interviews with leading performers and producers, interspersed with updates on events affecting the development of the territory 's artistic and cultural life. There's also in – most weeks – a live studio performance. The Works is aired on RTHK 31 every Saturday at 16:00. We're on Facebook htt ...
 
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 ne ...
 
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 ne ...
 
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The government says it is looking to expand non-smoking public areas in Hong Kong as the percentage of smokers drops to single digits for the first time. According to a survey by the Census and Statistics Department, 9.5 percent of the population aged 15 and over – or just over 581,500 people – were recorded as being “daily conventional cigarette s…
 
Health officials reported 251 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday and the deaths of two more coronavirus patients. Thirty-six of the new infections were classified as imported cases. The two patients who died were elderly care home residents aged 67 and 87. The death toll in the fifth wave of infections now stands at 9,161. The Centre for Health Protect…
 
Boeing's Starliner capsule returned to Earth on Wednesday in the final step of a key uncrewed test flight to prove itself worthy of providing rides for Nasa astronauts to the International Space Station. The gumdrop-shaped spaceship landed in a puff of sand at 4.49pm in the New Mexico desert, wrapping up a six-day mission crucial to restoring Boein…
 
Foreign Minister Wang Yi has arrived in the Solomon Islands, the first stop in his 10-day tour of eight Pacific nations, a move that Australia has countered by sending its own Foreign Minister to Fiji to shore up support in the region. Wang on Thursday expressed the hope that relations between China and the Solomons can be a model for Beijing's coo…
 
The death toll from four bombs that ripped through minibuses and a mosque in Afghanistan has risen to at least 16, officials said on Thursday, with some of the attacks claimed by the Islamic State group. While the number of bombings has dropped across the country since the Taliban seized power last August, several deadly attacks rocked the country …
 
Ombudsman Winnie Chiu on Thursday raised questions over a half-yearly survey done by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) on rodent infestations in Hong Kong, saying the results could be inaccurate and out of date. Currently, officials put pieces of uncooked sweet potato, used as "census baits", at 50 different locations for rodent …
 
The Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong, Liu Guangyuan, said Thursday that the constitutional order must be protected in order to preserve the rule of law in the SAR. Liu told an international rule of law forum, hosted by the SAR government, that safeguarding the rule of law is vital to ensure the lasting stability of Hong …
 
Ombudsman Winnie Chiu on Thursday urged the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) to tighten regulations for paragliding and introduce real-name registration for the sport as it becomes more popular in Hong Kong. Chiu said an investigation by the watchdog found that the CAD did not conscientiously enforce a permit system introduced in 2019 to regulate fe…
 
Health officials on Wednesday reported 251 new Covid infections – 28 of which were imported. The Centre for Health Protection's Albert Au said another pupil at a kindergarten in Kowloon Tong has come down with the virus. Au said the pupil was in a different class than the previous six cases, but they may have used the same facilities in St Catherin…
 
The financial services chief, Christopher Hui, on Wednesday said the government is studying how to regulate online fundraising campaigns, adding it expects to publish a public consultation paper later this year. At a Legco meeting, Federation of Trade Unions lawmakers Alice Mak and Joephy Chan said the government needs to step up the monitoring of …
 
MTR says what its staff believed to be a "technical glitch" detected on a East Rail train on Tuesday morning rush hour turned out to be a false alarm. The rail firm said the train was about to turn around in Admiralty and head to Sheung Shui when the incident occurred, causing services to be disrupted for more than half an hour. Jacob Kam, the firm…
 
An infectious diseases expert on Wednesday said small clusters of Covid infections – like the one linked to a McDonald’s restaurant – are expected and shouldn't have a big impact on the city’s overall pandemic situation. Ho Pak-leung made the comment after eight people came down with BA.2.12.1 Omicron subvariant in the cluster involving the McDonal…
 
North Korea fired three missiles, including one thought to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Wednesday, after US President Joe Biden left Asia following a trip in which he agreed to new measures to deter the nuclear-armed state. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the three missiles were fired in less than an hour from t…
 
An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of massacres. The attacker was killed by law enforcement. The death toll also included two adults, authorities said. Governor Gre…
 
Hong Kong on Tuesday recorded 250 new Covid-19 infections – 34 of which were imported cases. The Centre of Health Protection (CHP) also revealed that three more customers of a McDonald's restaurant in Taikoo Shing have been infected with Covid-19, raising the total number to eight. The latest patients are a woman, her two-year-old boy and her helpe…
 
Premier Li Keqiang has congratulated newly-elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, ending a year-long freeze in diplomatic contact between the two countries. Li said Beijing is ready to work with Canberra to review the past, look into the future, and uphold the principle of mutual respect and benefit, according to the Xinhua news agency…
 
Foreign Minister Wang Yi has welcomed the United Nations human rights chief to China, saying he hopes her trip will "clarify misinformation". Michelle Bachelet's landmark trip to China is the first by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in 17 years. She is set to visit the cities of Urumqi and Kashgar in Xinjiang on Tuesday and Wednesday as p…
 
Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday said there is unlikely to be any relaxation to Hong Kong's pandemic border control measures before she completes her term at the end of June. Lam said imported infections now account for a significant share of the caseload since the local Covid rate is low, adding that subvariants of Omicron are also being dete…
 
Mainland authorities on Tuesday reported 688 new Covid-19 infections, 181 fewer than the day before. Of the latest cases, 639 were locally transmitted. The National Health Commission said there were a total of 156 symptomatic infections. Among them, 141 were local cases. The latest infections were mainly from Shanghai which logged 480 cases, 58 of …
 
There are few materials more useful or aesthetic than glass, whether we want to look through it, drink from it, or make beautiful or decorative objects with it. People have been making and using the material for at least 3,600 years. New creative possi...By Radio Television Hong Kong
 
The Mills’ non-profit cultural arm, the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, or CHAT, focuses on exhibitions and co-learning programmes related to woven textiles. Last year, they organised “Spinning East Asia”, inviting more than 40 artists, designe...By Radio Television Hong Kong
 
Many welcomed the government’s announcement last week of a relaxation of pandemic-related restrictions. Restaurants can welcome customers at night. Cinemas, museums, and performance venues can open again. So can art galleries. And as Art Basel Hong Kon...By Radio Television Hong Kong
 
Kurt Chan is known not only for his calligraphic and mixed-media work, but also for his career as a well-respected professor of art. An alumnus of the Department of Fine Arts of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he later returned to teach there for ...By Radio Television Hong Kong
 
There’s a close relationship between architecture and sculpture, not only because both are constructed of solid materials in three dimensions, but also because sculptures have been used for thousands of years to augment or decorate architecture. For lo...By Radio Television Hong Kong
 
Hong Kong’s skyline, dominated by high rises and skyscrapers, is one of the most iconic in the world, particularly when night falls and vivid neon colours the streets. For Derry Ainsworth, who arrived here in 2014, the city’s visual appeal was a major...By Radio Television Hong Kong
 
For more than 300 years, Kat O was home to several thousand Hakka and Tanka villagers, a thriving fishing and farming island. Today though, due to its remoteness and because many have moved to urban areas, the island is home to just around fifty reside...By Radio Television Hong Kong
 
Many of us reach the limits of our woodworking abilities while struggling to assemble flat-pack furniture, but the traditional skills of carpentry, wood-carving and joinery require much more advanced levels of expertise and training. From building temp...By Radio Television Hong Kong
 
In 2001, an online book club in the USA called bookcrossing.com began to encourage “the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others” with the aim to “make the whole world a library”. Since then, the idea of “crossing...By Radio Television Hong Kong
 
In this episode, we look at an artist who is using one of mankind’s oldest artificial materials and one of its newest. The older material is concrete. Go to Rome and you’ll see that much of the Colosseum and also the spectacular dome of the Pantheon we...By Radio Television Hong Kong
 
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