I would like to draw the attention of readers to the terrible reception on what I would call the only 'active' English FM radio channel, Radio 3 (on FM 97.9), that we have in Hong Kong.
By active I mean that it provides extensive coverage in English, with news, interviews and other current affairs programmes. The other English FM channel, Radio 4, is devoted to classical music.
How can the community as a whole enjoy better standards of English if the reception on our only genuine English FM channel is so poor that we cannot hear it properly in most parts of Hong Kong? The quality of the programmes is also very average.
If our government continues to play down the importance of English, we will very soon become just another city in China and lose our competitiveness.