Hong Kong 360 Episode 25 Stephen Vines
This week we talk with Stephen Vines, who leads a double life as a journalist, writer and broadcaster, combined with running a chain of restaurants, coffee shops and canteens in Hong Kong. He worked for The Observer in many capacities and has also been a correspondent for the BBC, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and The Independent. He was the founding editor of Eastern Express, a Hong Kong daily newspaper and the founder and publisher of Spike, a pioneering political and business weekly magazine. He is the author of several books, including: Food Gurus - 20 people who have changed the way we eat and think about food; The Years of Living Dangerously - Asia from crisis to the New Millennium, and; Market Panic - wild gyrations, risks and opportunities in stock markets.
Hong Kong 360 Episode 24 Mark Michelson
Today we talk with Dr. Mark Michelson, who has spent over 35 years in the Asia/ Pacific region, mainly living in Hong Kong but also in Japan. He is Chairman of the Asia CEO Forum for IMA Asia, as well Senior Counselor and member of the International Advisory Council at APCO Worldwide, which provides public affairs and strategic communications services in Asia-Pacific and globally, and established APCO's first Asia office in 1997. From 2004 through 2008, Dr. Michelson was Associate Director-General for Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong, and he served as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong 360 Episode 23 Hong Kong Music
Today we take an international tour that exposes us to musical artists who have performed songs about Hong Kong. The tour includes performances by hip-hop, blues, rock, electronic, pop, rock and jazz artists who have focused their attention on Hong Kong. Artists include Gorillaz, George Harrison, Fabian, Screamin' Jay Hawkins and others. This also represents the final show of Season 1 of Hong Kong 360. The show will take a summer break, returning this fall with a fresh slate of shows. Listeners can find archived shows on the Radio Lantau website. Have a great summer!
Hong Kong 360 Episode 22 Jennifer Lai
Today we talk with Jennifer Lai, who is the Managing Partner and Head of Business of Henley & Partners in North Asia, here in Hong Kong. She is a long-time global business manager with extensive experience in International Business Development with focus in China. Fluent in several languages spanning Europe and Asia, she previously worked in an European risk consultancy firm, where she acquired extensive experiences in international risk and mitigation for expanding global companies.
Hong Kong 360 Episode 21 Robert Bauer
Today we talk with Robert Bauer, who is Honorary Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong. Bauer came to Asia in 1973 to study Mandarin Chinese at the Stanford Center at the National Taiwan University in Taipei. He has lived continuously in Hong Kong since 1997, and for 11 and-a-half years taught sociolinguistics and contrastive phonologies of Cantonese, Putonghua, and English. In 2014, Hong Kong's Education Department stated on its website that Cantonese was not an official language of Hong Kong, which drew the ire of Hong Kong residents. Bauer is a fierce supporter of Cantonese and warns that the language will lose currency unless something is done to protect, promote and keep it relevant.
Hong Kong 360 Episode 20 Benjamin Quinlan
Our guest this week is Benjamin Quinlan, CEO and Managing Partner of Quinlan & Associates. He has an extensive track record advising many of the world's leading multinational companies, financial services organisations, SMEs and start-ups on a variety of high-profile strategic engagements. He's also worked for Deutsche Bank, UBS and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In addition to that, he is carving out an alternate career as a professional stand-up comedian. He is performing on June 16 and 17 at the Take-Out Comedy Club in Soho in Hong Kong. His comedy material comes from his life as a long-time Hong Kong resident.
Hong Kong 360 Episode 19 Harminder Singh
This week we talk with Harminder Singh, a Hong Kong-based journalist writing for the South China Morning Post. He’s written on a variety of issues, including the Muslim community and asylum seekers in Hong Kong, big data, among other things. He spends his free time reading about politics, geo-politics and history. Singh was previously with ATV as a news anchor and host of Newsline. Today he discusses a variety of topics related to events in Hong Kong and in Asia.
Hong Kong 360 Episode 18 Tom Ballantyne
This week we talk with Tom Ballantyne, Chief Correspondent of the Hong Kong-published Orient Aviation magazine. Ballantyne has more than 40-years experience in international journalism. During the early 1970s, Tom was a war correspondent in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), as well as Angola and Mozambique. He returned to Australia in 1975 to write for the Sydney Morning Herald. Ballantyne left the Herald in 1995, working as Asia Correspondent for the London-based Airline Business magazine before being appointed Chief Correspondent of Orient Aviation. As well as writing, he is a regular commentator on aviation issues on TV and radio for BBC World and CNN to name a few.
Hong Kong 360 Episode 17 Michael Andrew Law
This week we talk with Michael Andrew Law, who has been called a Hyper Pop Surrealist. Born in Hong Kong, Law incorporates illustration, comics, painting, film and digital methods into his art, which has been very prolific. He has so far created more than 12,000 works in his career. Law is the co-founder of the Hong Kong Studio Nature Art Workshop, and there are three dozen popular artist books published of Law's pieces. He has also written essays on contemporary art and films. The artist lives and works in Central in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong 360 Episode 16 Highway 61 Visited
This week we conclude our “On the Road” series in the US South with a musical playlist that defines the region and the music. The show features the sounds of Willie Dixon, Blind Willie McTell, John Lee Hooker, BB King, Jelly Roll Morton and others. The set includes:
The Memphis Jug Band – “On The Road Again”
Blind Willie McTell – “Dark Night Blues”
Frank Stokes – “I Got Mine”
Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers – “Kansas City Stomps”
John Lee Hooker – “The Healer”
Big Bill Broonzy – “Key to the Highway”
Willie Dixon – “Spoonful”
Howlin Wolf – “Smokestack Lightning”
Elmore James – “Shake Your Money Maker”
BB King – “Why I Sing the Blues”
Hong Kong 360 Episode 15 Delta Blues Mississippi
This week we are on the road along the Mississippi Blues Trail in the US, with stops in Indianola, Clarksdale and Cleveland, Mississippi to see the BB King Museum and to talk with the museum’s Yvonna Lucas about BB King. We also visit the Delta Blues Museum, and the Grammy Museum which spotlights global music legends and artists from Mississippi. Along for the ride is Producer Russ Young, who shares his thoughts about the music and museums.
Hong Kong 360 Episode 14 Jazz New Orleans
This week we are on the road in New Orleans, Louisiana talking jazz, New Orleans, the south and great music. We talk with Greg Lambousy, director of the New Orleans Jazz Museum, discussing New Orleans jazz, the early music of Louis Armstrong, the museum and its mission, as well as King Oliver, Pete Fountain, Wynton Marsalis, and others. We also listen to the music of Louis Armstrong and Wynton Marsalis.
Hong Kong 360 Episode 13 The Blues
This week we do something completely off the grid as far as Hong Kong 360 is concerned. For the next four weeks, we will be in the US doing some fun and interesting things, and will produce some shows from there. The programs will focus on music and…we’ll talk to people along the way in the US South about China, Trump’s American South and anything else that strikes our fancy. Today’s show focuses on the blues….music, music, music old and slightly new. Enjoy!
Hong Kong 360 Episode 12 Chandran Nair
This week we talk with Chandran Nair, who is the founder and CEO of the think-tank Global Institute For Tomorrow. He is the author of the best-seller - Consumptionomics: Asia's Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet. His photo book project The Other Hundred aims to provide a counterpoint to the mainstream media consensus about some of today's most important issues. Chandran Nair frequently speaks at major global gatherings such as the World Economic Forum in Davos and APEC. He was the Chairman of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) in the Asia Pacific until 2004 and established it as a leading environmental consultancy.
Hong Kong 360 Episode 11 Mandy Chan
This week we talk with Mandy Chan, who is one half of Ginsberg+Chan, a popular fine wine merchant in Hong Kong. She started the business with her husband Jason Ginsberg in 2010, specializing in fine & rare wines. Their current wine list carries over 20,000 wines with a regional focus on older wines from Burgundy, Italy, Bordeaux, Champagne and California. We discuss how they got into the wine business, collecting fine wines in Asia and Hong Kong, and how to balance the value and price of a bottle of wine.
Hong Kong 360 Episode 10 Peter Guy
This week we talk with Peter Guy, columnist with the South China Morning Post. Peter is a financial writer and former investment banker, and has worked in a number of places around the world for the World Bank. Our discussion covers the upcoming Xi Jinping visit to the US, the Hong Kong election process and how property developers in the city have developed a cozy relationship with Hong Kong’s bureaucrats.
Hong Kong 360 Episode 9 Phillipa Milne
This week we talk with Phillipa Milne, is the Manager of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival. The Festival was founded in 2001, and is an annual event held over 10 days in the fall. It features established and emerging writers from around the world in a programme that includes discussions, literary lunches and dinners, workshops, lectures, debates, book signings, and readings.
Hong Kong 360 Episode 8 Will Ross
This week we talk with Will Ross, the Managing Partner of Nest, a company which thinks of itself as Venture Catalysts, creating platforms designed to benefit innovators and entrepreneurs. We discuss the business of start-ups, how Hong Kong is creating (or not) an environment to support entrepreneurship, and the rise of the robots. We also talk about Snap, which recently had its IPO, and how that business will develop value in the marketplace. Prior to joining Nest, Will Ross spent time in Vietnam where he kicked off the IPO process for VietJetAir.com. This followed his time at HSBC where he held a number of senior roles. Prior to moving to Hong Kong from London in 2005 he worked with ABN AMRO, Merrill Lynch and started his career at JP Morgan.
Hong Kong 360 Episode 7 Philip Cracknell
Philip Cracknell has lived in Hong Kong since 1985 when he came to the city as an investment banker. He retired from banking in 2013 to reinvent himself as a historian, and to pursue his interest in military history. He produces a blog on the Battle for Hong Kong, and is writing a book with the same title which he hopes to finish later this year. He also organizes battlefield tours in Hong Kong, and conducts battlefield searches to find war relics.
Hong Kong 360 Episode 6 Howard Winn
Howard Winn is the writer/publisher of Howard Winn Reports, and has been a journalist for more than 25 years working mostly in Asia. He wrote the Lai See column for the South China Morning Post, which focused on the lighter side of business and more. He was previously Deputy Editor and Business Editor of the Hong Kong Standard. His work has been published in the Far Eastern Economic Review, the Wall Street Journal, and the International Herald Tribune.