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Heart-to-Heart with All-Star Guests on Friday Beyond Spotlights

Heart-to-Heart with All-Star Guests on Friday Beyond Spotlights

Friday Beyond Spotlights is an informative yet light-hearted talk show with evidence-driven and factual insights promoting peace, understanding, cultural diversity, opportunities and win-win relationships to an international audience on live, work and play in Hong Kong.

It’s where the city’s most influential people in the political and business circles share their insights into current affairs, business, innovation and culture, as well as their ingenuity, passion and grit which forge their Lion Rock Spirit.

Watch the Special Bonus Episode of Friday Beyond Spotlights at https://youtu.be/DdHN3cxrVsk



Our heart-felt thanks to the following guests who joined us in the past two seasons.


(S2E1)

“Hong Kong is anything but a cultural desert. We see Hong Kong bringing up world class performances, and our performing arts school is one of the best in the region.”

Winnie Tam, Chairman, Hong Kong Palace Museum

(S2E2)

“Rice eating is very much attached to different cultures. Another interesting aspect of rice is that a particular type of rice works better with a particular type of food. It’s like wine pairing.”

Anthony Lam, Vice Chairman of Golden Resources Group

(S2E3)

“Kai Tak Sports Park should not just be a Hong Kong feature, but the newest stadium in the Greater Bay Area. Can we come together and bid for some big events?”

Hon. Kenneth Fok, Member of Legislative Council of Hong Kong, representing the Sports, Performing arts, Culture and Publication Functional Constituency

(S2E4)

“The garment industry has so many opportunities for our young people in Hong Kong. Number one is passion. You got to love what you do.”

Hon. Sunny Tan, Member of Legislative Council of Hong Kong, representing the Textiles and Garment Functional Constituency

(S2E5)

“We want to nurture a generation of young doctors who have the attributes to force the challenges that we are going to have in the years to come.”

Professor Francis Chan, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong

(S2E6)

“We do have tailor-made plans for industries or companies that we think will have long term strategic value to Hong Kong’s overall development.”

Hon. John Lee, Chief Executive, Hong Kong SAR

(S2E7)

“I feel a certain responsibility as a Chinese man to use my platform as a filmmaker to represent our Chinese culture in the best light possible.”

Donnie Yen, Actor, Director, Producer

(S2E8)

“Hong Kong is the place where East-meets-West is fused together in a very nice way. Here you can find both the Chinese tradition and Western culture everywhere, and in the art scene.”

Hon. Kevin Yeung, Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Hong Kong SAR

(S2E9)

“Hong Kong can work closely with Mainland China and also with different institutes around the world to promote and develop Chinese medicine.”

Professor Bian Zhaoxiang, Associate Vice President, Hong Kong Baptist University

(S2E10)

“I see opportunities for Hong Kong to go even higher in terms of enlarging the talent pool and a better position in the global value chain.”

Anthony Lu, Director, China Resources Science and Tech Resource Institute

(S2E11)

“Hong Kong is a place for the international scene. MTR is playing a role to support Hong Kong in continuing to be the international center of Asia.”

Dr Rex Auyeung, Chairman, MTR Corporation

(S2E12)

“Everybody is seeing Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with the Greater Bay Area and also with the other cities in China.”

Hon. Algernon Yau, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Hong Kong SAR

(S2E13)

"In my view, artificial intelligence is one of the most amazing technical advances in our human civilization."

Professor Guo Yike, Provost, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

(S2E14)

“If we can put all the Green Technologies together, the market will be tremendous, so big that I cannot even put a dollar amount on it.”

Professor Daniel M Cheng, Managing Director of Dunwell Technology (Holdings) Ltd

(S2E15)

“Hong Kong is already Asia’s leading international financial centre, which puts us in an excellent position to be the FinTech hub.”

Joseph Chan, Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Hong Kong SAR

(S1E1)

“Aside from extensive trading opportunities, Hong Kong is strategically placed for grooming talents and entrepreneurs to take advantage of the rapidly expanding opportunities in the GBA.”

CY Leung, Vice Chairman, National Committee, Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference

(S1E2)

“We have a lot of exciting offerings that will attract and keep people in Hong Kong. Aside from providing an outstanding business environment, another advantage of Hong Kong is our vibrant arts and culture scene.”

Bernard Chan, Former Convener of Non-Official Members of the Executive Council

(S1E3)

“The One Country, Two Systems will continue, and with it. The application of the Common Law in Hong Kong will also continue beyond 2047.”

Teresa Cheng, Former Secretary of Justice, Hong Kong SAR

(S1E4)

“Under the British rule, we do not have universal suffrage, universal suffrage is given to us by China.”

Maria Tam, Deputy Director of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the PRC

(S1E5)

“Step out of our comfort zone, use our imagination and apply our best know-how into technology development.”

Professor Tony Mok, Chairman, Department of Clinical Oncology, Chinese University of Hong Kong

(S1E6)

“When you are committed to do a change, then you have to commit to continue, no matter how many times you fail.”

Dr Sunny Chai, Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Industries; Chairman, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

(S1E7)

“Hong Kong has always been open to the arts, the flow of ideas, and the movement of things. Young artists should pursue their creative dreams with passion, focus, and self-belief. Just do it!”

Suhanya Raffel, Museum Director of M+ Museum

(S1E8)

“Hong Kong, you are one of the best places in the world. So have confidence, be positive, and let’s join up closer with the GBA and the Mainland. I promise you; everyone’s life will get better.”

Dr Allan Zeman, Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group

(S1E9)

“The rule of law is the secret to Hong Kong’s great success...(and) shall be protected in the application of the National Security Law.”

Grenville Cross, British barrister and first Director of Public Prosecutions appointed by Hong Kong SAR

(S1E10)

“We need leaders who are philosophical...and courageous in trying to build something in the eyes of how they see it.”

Evan Auyang, Group President of Animoca Brands

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