Jacqueline Pang

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Jacqueline Pang Ching
Jacqueline Pang in 2003.jpg
Born (1974-08-27) August 27, 1974 (age 39)
Hong Kong
Other names 彭家敏, Peng Qing
Occupation Radio Host & TV Compere

Jacqueline Pang (nickname - Pang Ching) Traditional Chinese - 彭晴 (born August 27, 1974) is a Hong Kong live television compère/host, interviewer, and a radio announcer on RTHK since 1998.

Jacqueline 'Pang Ching' [3] is a popular Radio Programme Host on the Government Public Broadcaster - Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Radio 2 Channel, FM 94.8 MHz-96.9 MHz. In March 2008 Jacqueline Pang left her Weekday show, the 06:30-10:00 'Morning Suite' which she co-Hosted since 2004, and from July 2009 left her Saturday 12:00-14:00 'Chinese Top 20 Pop Chart'(中 文 歌 曲 龍 虎 榜). Jacqueline 'Pang Ching's programmes still can be heard on RTHK's Radio 2 Archives a year after her broadcast dates.

On 4 October 2009, Jacqueline Pang Ching returned to RTHK's Radio 2 Cantonese Channel hosting a new Sunday (14:00-16:00) Talk Programme reflecting her own and the General Public's Single-and-over-30-year-olds' social needs in Hong Kong. Her co-host in this segment is a younger male DJ - Tsang Chi-Ho [4], fast-talking, uses Cantonese innuendos and sexually suggestive connotations. Link to the RTHK Press Release:[5].

From March 2008, Jacqueline “Pang Ching” is the Senior Anchor for PCCW's 'NOW!News' LIVE Morning Programme (09:30-12:30) on Channel 332, which focuses on current affairs.

Jacqueline Pang's first Book About 7 Gay/Lesbian TRUE Love Stories is "Yi Zhong Ai Qi Duan Qing" '一種愛 七段情'. Literally translated as 'One Kind of Love but Seven Situations', is a short, narrative style of writing. It was released on 18 July 2007 at the Annual Hong Kong Book Fair. A second paperback titled '中女挑宅男'[6] published just before 2011, is a collection of short stories recounted from her popular RTHK Radio Programme "Nerds and Lassies". In July 2011 Jacqueline released another book in Chinese entitled "中女解毒" or "Women in Detoxification" [7] in parallel with a Stage play of that name. A follow-up book was released at the 2012 Hong Kong Book fair (see below).

Jacqueline Pang also is a regular Contributor to the Weekday (Hong Kong) Chinese Language Newspaper "AM730" [8] on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The article is titled 'Zhong Nui Wan Sui' (Happy Zhong Girls)

Jacqueline Pang contributed Monday articles in English to the 'Local' Section of the daily printed free Standard Newspaper as well as the On-line Version of the Standard.[9] These articles echoed her personal online and public "Blog" in Chinese [10]. The last of a year's Jacqueline's well-received short articles was printed on 25 Oct. 2010. An interview in 2011 by a Standard Reporter is also in print about her personal life struggles. [11]

Background[edit]

Jacqueline Pang Ka-Man (Traditional Chinese - 彭家敏) – was nicknamed by RTHK’s Luke Tsang [12], now well known as “Pang Ching” 彭晴. Very dedicated to her career, Jacqueline Pang is a popular TV Host in Hong Kong and Radio Announcer/DJ. Jacqueline is fluent in 2 other languages besides her native Cantonese, English, and Putonghua.

Born on 27 August 1974 in Hong Kong to Fujian-ese parents of Vietnamese origin, she was educated in Toronto, Canada, where her parents now reside. She has one younger sister who participated in the Miss Hong Kong Pageant of 1997.[1] Jacqueline Pang also worked briefly as an Airline Hostess at Virgin Airways before embarking on her career in Hong Kong Broadcasting.

With Asian listeners of Radio Television Hong Kong RTHK, the free-to-air Government Public Broadcaster, Jacqueline has a following of ardent fans. All through her broadcasting career in Hong Kong, she has interviewed countless celebrities with different backgrounds.

Jacqueline joined RTHK (in 1998), having a brief background as DJ in Toronto. Jacqueline Pang trained further at RTHK's Radio 2 [13] Cantonese Channel and became a very popular DJ.

From May 2004, Jacqueline Pang switched from a midnight Music Programme 'Late Mother, Late Father' to the leading 06:00-10:00 weekday long-running Radio Programme ‘Morning Suite’(to replace Candy Che Suk-Mui), and also co-Host the Saturday 12:00-14:00 'Cantonese Top 20 Pop Chart'(link below) increasing her on-air exposure. A very animated Hostess and MC for Live Stage and TV Shows [14], Special Events [15], Jacqueline also performs Master of Ceremonies duties [16] to High-Society Private Parties (Link to TMA Annual Ball)[17], and has done New Product Announcements for 'Yili' [18] and 'Rejoice' [19]. Jacqueline also lectures on Public Speaking at the HK Productivity Council and makes appearances as a Judge at the Master-of-Ceremony Competitions [20].

Early in her Broadcasting Career, Jacqueline Pang was asked by Director Alan K.K. Yip to sing (in Cantonese) the Theme Song for a Korean Drama (which was broadcast on Cable TV). Besides the Theme Song named "A Wrongly Secured Love"(錯落的深情) that also rose to hit the No.12 spot and stayed for 3 weeks on the Cantonese Golden Songs Pop Chart in March 2003, Jacqueline Pang had other songs on the Top 20 Chart like "Waiting For Your Love"(等你的愛) sung with Chan Kin Chong(陳敬創).

Jacqueline Pang is also noted for her unique voice changes when she takes on the part of a character in radio plays. Using this and similar skills, she earned a place to play a main character in the 1999 Radio RTHK play "The Book and The Sword". With this skill, she was also found appealing by dubbing studios for advertisements. In this video link, she shows budding DJs how to perform different voices on Radio [21]. The latest Appearances of Jacqueline on RTHK's "Teen Power" coaching prospective Radio/Television DeeJays on how to use Voice Changes to emphasize time-of-day, or Sympathy, or Happiness can be found on links at the bottom of this page.

In 2003, Jacqueline Pang married a businessman, but she divorced him in 2006. She has one son. Jacqueline was interviewed by local newspaper Ming Pao in Chinese about her personal feelings in this article:[22]

Jacqueline Pang was mostly noted for her Hosting of the popular annual Environmental Program, “The Solar Project”[23], a RTHK combined LIVE Radio-and-TV stage production since 2001. Her last (7th Solar Project 2007) 'Let's Go' Concert by RTHK was held in Hong Kong in conjunction with TVB.[24] However, the previous (6th) 'Hand In Hand' Solar Project 2006 took place in Xi'an, China, where Jacqueline Pang Ching displayed her fluency in Putonghua as Co-host.

In October 2007 (until February 2008) Jacqueline Pang Ching was asked by PCCW's Now TV Broadband 'NOW! News' Channel 332 to Co-host in a weekday, thrice daily, 3-minute Video News Roundup 'Witty Banter'.[25], and did very well to attract viewers to the Channel.

On 1 March 2008, Jacqueline Pang was offered a full-time position as the Senior Anchor for the weekday Morning News Program (09:30-12:30) on PCCW's NOW!TV Broadband Channel 332.

In March 2008, After the Grand Opening in 2007 of the "Dim Sum TV" [26] Channel on NOW!TV Broadband's Channel 539, Jacqueline Pang Ching was invited as Host to enhance the Flagship Programme 'Talk Of Fame' (Traditional Chinese - '點心名人榜')[27]. Jacqueline Pang Hosted several early Episodes, e.g. Epi.3, Koo Kwong Ming(古广明), China's Football Team Coach and Trainer; Epi.5, Choi Yim Pui(蔡炎培), Famous Chinese Poet and Writer of Romance Novels; Epi. 48, Yeung King Fai(杨景辉), Chinese 10M Olympic (Doubles)Diving Gold Medalist; Epi. 63, Lau Yee Tat(刘以达) a famous local Songwriter and Musician, Epi. 65, World-Class Female Conductor Ms. Yip Wing Sie(叶咏诗); Epi. 68, Famous Ballerina and Coach from Guangzhou Ms. Cheung Dan Dan, and Epi. 72, Hong Kong's own Olympic Silver Medalists for Male Table Tennis (Doubles), Ko Lei Chak(高礼泽) and Li Ching(李静), thus showing her Hosting and Research skills at a multitude of topics.

Bibliography[edit]

March 1998 - Jacqueline Pang joined Radio Television Hong Kong's Radio 2's FM Channel to Co-host a midnight(00:00-02:00) Music Programme after 6 months training.

1999 - Jacqueline Pang performed as Huo Qingtong(霍青桐), the daughter of a tribe leader, in an RTHK-produced 32-episode Radio Play titled "The Book and the Sword". This serial programme was set in the early Qing Dynasty and told the story of an organisation that planned to overthrow the ruling government of Manchuria.

29 January 2001 - Jacqueline Pang Co-compered the 'Lunar new Year of the Snake' celebration for RTHK.[28]

18 February 2001 – Of 12 new TV Programmes launched by RTHK, the popular ETV segment “Education News” [29] was mainly Hosted by Jacqueline Pang, and also Kelly Ho Ka-Lai [30], High School Teacher and HK’s Medallist in Fencing (Commonwealth Championships, 1994). They were both very adept News Anchors for the popular TV Programme.

18 January 2002 - Co-hosted the 24th Top 10 Chinese Gold Songs Award Presentation Concert. [31]

21 April 2002 – Co-compered the 21st Hong Kong Film Awards, live at the Hong Kong Coliseum. (External link below)

26 September 2002 - Jacqueline Pang, Co-host of the highly watched “Inter-School Quiz” [32] for Primary and Secondary Students on RTHK’s Educational Television productions.

1 May 2004 - Jacqueline Pang joined Radio 2 FM's long-running 'Morning Suite' Programme (06:00-10:00) enhancing the program and replacing the previous female Co-host.

2 July 2004 – Jacqueline Pang was invited to attend the Hong Kong Tramways’ 100th Year live Celebration-on-a-Tram. [33]

17 October 2004 - Jacqueline Pang was invited to Co-host at the 4th Global Chinese Music Awards.

26 January 2005 - Jacqueline Pang performed as MC at the RTHK Press Conference of "Save the China Tigers" [34]. The RTHK TV Programme placed on Video the actual relocation of the Tigers from China to Africa.

23 January 2006 - Jacqueline Pang Co-hosted at the LIVE RTHK 28th Annual Top 10 Chinese Golden Songs Awards Ceremony. [35]

4 April 2006 - Co-host of the First Televised Inter-School Financial Quiz in Country History [36] for RTHK, Hong Kong’s Educational Television.

13 June 2006 - Co-hosted in Putonghua the 6th Solar Project 'Hand In Hand' in Xi'an, China. (Link above)

9 July 2006 - Jacqueline Pang Compered the very first Press Show for the Hong Kong Performers Association.

12 January 2007 - Jacqueline Pang Ching was detained (together with several other more prominent RTHK DJs [37]) by HK's Independent Commission against Corruption for purportedly being involved in a fraud by a Superior involving claims of Reimbursement of tens of thousands of HK dollars between 2002-2003. Link in Chinese:[38]. Due to lack of any conclusive evidence, Jacqueline was released, allowing her to return to her hosting at RTHK's daily (06:00-10:00) 'Morning Suite' Program. Recent Final Judgements for this case are found at this link:[39]

3 February 2007 - Jacqueline Pang performed as MC at the 14th Green Power Hike, an outdoor activity supported by the Henderson Group of Companies.[40]

11 February 2007 – Produced and Co-hosted for RTHK Radio 2 the LIVE Radio Performance “Fire Prevention - In Action” – in Wanchai’s Southern Playground with The Wanchai District Fire Services.

13 March 2007 – Jacqueline Pang Co-compered the annual International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) Hong Kong Group’s 40th Anniversary Live Concert at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium. It was broadcast on 25 March 2007.[41]

25 March 2007 - Jacqueline Pang Co-hosted the 18th Hong Kong Television Appreciation Index Awards (TVAI) in which RTHK obtained the highest average of 72.1, (Cable TV - 68.67, TVB - 68.36, ATV - 67.56). The figures were independently polled by The Hong Kong University and contributed by Prof. Robert Chung Ting Yiu [42] of the Public Opinion Programme. The Video link:[43]

14 June 2007 - Jacqueline Pang was a very lively MC on World Blood Donor Day for the Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service. The theme was "Safe Blood for Safe Motherhood"[44].

30 June 2007 - Jacqueline Pang, Co-host in RTHK's “Dragon Jamboree” performed at the Hong Kong Coliseum. This item was a very distinctive entry for the 2006 Guinness Book of Records as "The Largest Drum Ensemble" playing in unison! More than 10,000 young players from Hong Kong, Macau and China participated.[45] The video link (in Cantonese):[46]

14 July 2007 - Jacqueline Pang Authored her first Paperback, a narrative of unique and TRUE stories called “7 Gay/Lesbian Love Stories” released on 18 July 2007 at the 2007 Hong Kong Book Fair. Here is a link to a Radio interview on 'We Are Family' (in Cantonese): [47] or, to the outline of her book: [48]

2 September 2007 - Jacqueline Pang Co-hosted the 7th Solar Project in Hong Kong live on RTHK and TVB (Link above).

25 October 2007 – Jacqueline Pang acted and sang as the Singing Dove on the Live Stage Play “An Ark Sparks In The Dark” at the Baptist A.C. Hall in Kowloon. This was a unique performance as it was the largest 200-plus-performer Cantonese Stage Musical produced by The Media Evangelism Limited in Hong Kong. [49][50]

17 December 2007 - Jacqueline Pang Co-compered at the Press Conference about the up-coming 'Countdown to 2008' Programme together with China Beijing TV at Hong Kong's Times Square. Here is the Press Release link (see the Dec.2007 item here)[51].

31 December 2007 - Jacqueline Pang Ching Co-compered with RTHK DJ Alex Li the 'Countdown to Zero Hour' to welcome in the 2008 New Year with HK's Most Popular Singers and Olympic Stars at Hong Kong's own Times Square with the Beijing and Hong Kong Slogan "One World, One Dream" (Programme name in Traditional Chinese -全 港 倒 數 2008 迎 奧 運) for the 2008 Olympics to the biggest and most responsive live street audience of more than ten thousand. This Production was seen and heard by millions more because it was Broadcast Live on Streaming Video and Audio, as well as Live FM Radio and Live Television by RTHK in co-operation with Cable TV Hong Kong, counting down simultaneously with China Beijing TV's Live Broadcast. This Transmission was specially organised with Beijing to promote collaboration, support and mutual co-operation with Beijing for the approaching Olympics 2008 in China. Following is the link to the Archived Radio Broadcast (in Cantonese):[52].

13 January 2008 - Jacqueline Pang Co-compered the Noon Broadcast of the First Segment (of two) of The 30th Anniversary of the 'Top 10 Chinese Gold Songs Award' Presentation LIVE on RTHK's FM Radio 2 and Internet Webcast, the Video simultaneously recorded by RTHK. The Video of this Production was broadcast on Saturday, 12 January on TVB's Jade Channel.

19 January 2008 - Jacqueline Pang Co-compered the Second Segment of The 30th Anniversary of the 'Top 10 Chinese Gold Songs Awards' Presentation [53] in a Gala evening at the Hong Kong Coliseum . This RTHK Programme was a joint production with the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Once again, this was a Triple-media LIVE Broadcast over RTHK Radio 2 FM, Internet Webcast and TVB's Jade Channel. See the Press Release link (of Jan.2008):[54]. Markedly special was that this was the first time an RTHK Programme was Broadcast by Television Broadcasts Limited aka TVB in BOTH Standard Definition (SDTV) and the new High Definition Digital Terrestrial Television which was established in late 2007 as the Future Standard for HDTV Transmission in Hong Kong.

29 February 2008 - Jacqueline Pang confirmed, in a live interview, during the final hour of (the four-hour 06:00-10:00) Cantonese-language 'Morning Suite' that she was leaving the long-running RTHK Programme.[55]. Since 2004, Jacqueline "Pang Ching" has been entertaining early-morning listeners of Radio Television Hong Kong as a Presenter and DJ/Host on this popular 'Morning Suite' programme led by RTHK's Veteran Broadcaster Luke Tsang Chi-wah on FM Radio 2 Channel, along with Cusson Law, and C.P. Ching. Jacqueline will be replaced by Alison Hau Ka-ming. Although Jacqueline 'Pang Ching' has a challenging future as a Current Affairs Television Presenter/Host on a local pay-TV Channel, she can still be heard Co-hosting on RTHK's Archives of the 'Chinese Top 20 Pop Chart' [56] till the end of June 2009.

17 March 2008 - Jacqueline 'Pang Ching' Co-hosted the 0930-1230 Weekday Morning Segments "China Affairs" and "News From Every Angle" on the 'NOW!News' TV Channel 332. Her first week on the Channel coincided with the Meeting of International Press and China's newly Re-elected Premier in The Great Hall Of The People (18 March '08) where Jacqueline Pang interpreted (from Putonghua to Cantonese) on local 'NOW!News' LIVE Television Broadcast as the Chinese Premier's replied to the Opening Questions from Reporters. She is presently the Senior Anchorwoman [57].

25 May 2008 – Jacqueline ‘Pang Ching’ Compered a Live open-air afternoon Function for the benefit of Victims of China’s May 12 Sichuan Earthquake at Hong Kong’s Times Square [58]. Children from several Primary schools and Kindergartens dressed in a variety of colorful Ethnic Costumes sang the songs "I love China" & "Commitment" while money was collected for Earthquake Relief. In attendance were Vice Chairman Ms. Elsie Leung (JP) of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee and the NPC Standing Committee, the Hong Kong Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Mrs. Carrie Yau, Mr. Yu-Chun, Chairman of the CPPCC National Standing Committee of the Hong Kong-Guangdong Community Organizations and the Liaison Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Officials from other departments.

1 June 2008 - Jacqueline Pang joined together with other Hong Kong Pop, Radio and TV Stars and performing artists on stage, singing live before an audience of thousands for the 12th May (2008)Earthquake Victims in China, at the "Artistes' 512" Relief Fund-Raising Ceremony [59] in Hong Kong. The Ceremony was broadcast on TVB's pay-TV channel 2.

22 June 2008 - Jacqueline Pang Ching joined as the Special Guest on RTHK’s 3-hour (21:00-00:00) Sunday night music and talk program "2000 Beautiful Songs Reunion" hosted by Albert Au, chatting (about her new career in Television as Current Affairs Anchor at NOW!TV) [60]. Having put out a few records earlier in her career, Jacqueline Pang sings, with LIVE Piano and Organ accompaniment, early romantic favorites like “La Vie En Rose”, “Fly Me To The Moon”, “If” and other popular English and Chinese Folk numbers, and also sings duets with Albert.

27 August 2008 - Jacqueline Pang Ching Compered on this day,(her own birthday) at 3D-Gold's Exhibition of elaborate jewellery Showing which included a unique 19.9 Million (HK)Dollar Diamond-encrusted Wedding Bouquet [61] . The Bouquet was specially designed for the upcoming Wedding of well-known female Pop Singer Kelly Chen Wai-Lam (陳慧琳). Miss Chen, who is presently the appointed Spokesperson of 3D-Gold, said she has considered not using the Bouquet at her wedding in October 2008 as it might pose a high security risk.

1 October 2008 - Jacqueline Pang was invited to stand in as Co-host on RTHK's Radio 2 Morning Suite(06:30-10:00), the same radio show that she stopped Co-hosting eight months previously, this time in the absence of Alyson Hau Kar-ming, her replacement.[62]. She was warmly welcomed back by her peers.

1 October 2008 - Jacqueline Pang Ching was interviewed in an article for the October issue of the local ladies' Fashion and Beauty magazine 'Jessica'

26 October 2008 – Jacqueline Pang returned to RTHK's nighttime airwaves to Guest-host three weekly episodes of the 3-hour(21:00-00:00)RTHK Sunday night program series "2000 Beautiful Songs Reunion" [63] on RTHK with a few Guests of her own choice while original Host Albert Au is away on leave.

4 December 2008 - Jacqueline Pang joined as the Special Guest on RTHK Radio 2's 'Made In Hong Kong" 2-hour (13:00-15:00) weekday Program with Pop Host Alex Li Chi Kong, [64] and described her heartfelt Experiences as a new News Anchor with NOW!TV for the last nine months.

1 February 2009 – Jacqueline Pang Ching was once again a Special Guest, singing with Alex Li on this particular Sunday Night 3-hour(21:00-00:00) Program “2000 Beautiful Songs Reunion”[65]. Alex Li, replaced regular Host Albert Au while he's away on holiday.

2 March 2009 - Jacqueline Pang's first Contribution (on Page 26) to the Free (Hong Kong) Chinese Language Newspaper "AM730" which also has an Online version [66]. Her Articles in the AM730 'News' section begin on the 10th March 2009, and are found every Tuesday and Thursday. A Link to previous issues can also be found here [67].

4 May 2009 - Jacqueline Pang writes her first short article (in English) about herself in the Online verion of the Standard Newspaper. It is titled "Middle Age is like Enjoying a Good Steak." [68], the first of many weekly articles to follow.

7 May 2009 - Jacqueline Pang is once again the lively Special Guest on the first hour of RTHK Radio 2's "Made In Hong Kong" 2-hour (13:00-15:00) Cantonese weekday Program [69]. This time Jacqueline speaks on her personal experience as a new Flight Attendant just prior to beginning her career in Radio Broadcasting.

22 June 2009 - Jacqueline Pang was Master of Ceremonies at the Premiere of Transformers 2:'Revenge of the Fallen' at the Grand Ocean Theatre on June 22, 2009 in Hong Kong.

27 June 2009 - Jacqueline Pang hosts by herself her last Saturday "Cantonese Top 20 Pop Chart"[70] on RTHK's Radio 2 FM Channel. Wong Tin-yee, yet another known Popular DJ from RTHK will be taking over her spot to work with Regular co-host K.F. Chow.

1 July 2009 - On this HK's Public Holiday (& after the 06:30 news), Jacqueline Pang is welcomed back as today's surprise Guest-host on RTHK's Radio 2 "Morning Suite" live Cantonese Programme by her hosts C.C.Pang and Cusson Law who worked together with her on this program more than a year ago [71]. She talks about some of her many experiences in her unusual lively and entertaining way, one of which is helping the sight-impaired to enjoy regular Movies and Feature Films [72]. She uses her Cantonese speaking skills to narrate to them the visual action [73] while simultaneously watching the Movie! On her regular workdays Jacqueline Pang is Senior Anchor on PCCW's NOW!TV (Channel 332) from 09:30-12:30.

5 July 2009 - Jacqueline Pang returns as Guest-host for one episode of RTHK's late-night (21:00-00:00) Sunday program "2000 Beautiful Songs Reunion" [74], singing along with some of her Guests from the Asian Pop Circle.

11 August 2009 - Jacqueline Pang Ching sits in as a last-minute Guest-Host of the 3-hour (21:00-24:00) Radio 2 PHONE-IN Programme "星 空 奇 遇 鐵 達 尼" or "My Heart" [75] replacing regular Host Mak Yan Sau, showing her versatility in Hosting all sorts of Radio Programmes.

16 August 2009 - Jacqueline Pang was invited to be a Panel Judge of the 2009 Hong Kong Master of Ceremony Competition 2009(全港司儀大賽)[76] held annually by the Junior Chamber International (Hong Kong), this year at Olympian City. Participating faithfully every year, Jacqueline Pang Ching shares her valuable knowledge in Public Speaking with less experienced emcees.

23–24 September 2009 - Jacqueline Pang Ching is asked once again to Host two evenings of the 3-hour PHONE-IN Radio Programme '星 空 奇 遇 鐵 達 尼' or "My Heart" On RTHK's Radio 2. [77],[78].

4 October 2009 – Jacqueline Pang Ching returns to RTHK once again to Compère her new Sunday Afternoon (14:00-16:00)Programme '中女宅男殺很大' loosely translated as (middle-age) "Lassies & Nerds" [79] on Radio 2 FM Channel (94.8-96.9 MHz) with younger co-host Tsang Chi Ho (曾志豪).

14 October 2009 - Jacqueline Pang Ching was Host to a Charity event held by HSBC, featuring Leon Lai Ming as Guest Star [80].

15 December 2009 - Jacqueline Pang Ching is invited to appear as one of the Cooking Guests on the NOW!TV Channel 100 (Saturday 19:00) one-hour Program "Cooking Mama" (Epi.25) [81] to be shown and repeated on Christmas Day. This is the Cantonese version of the English-speaking program of the same name.

24 December 2009 - Jacqueline Pang Ching is a guest on this Christmas Eve's R2's '去 你 度 去 我 度 --- 點 只 聲 靚' (literally: "Your Place, My Place") 20:00-21:00 Radio Talk show [82] together with her Morning Suite replacement Alyson Hau, each of them revealing their innermost thoughts and experiences in Radio Broadcasting and also their major decisions on (Jacqueline's) leaving for NOW!TV and (Alyson's) accepting the position co-hosting the long-running Radio 2 'Morning Suite' show.

2 March 2010 - Jacqueline Pang, noted host of her own RTHK Radio 2's Sunday 1400-1600 Radio Programme '中女宅男殺很大' or "Lassies and Nerds" was featured as one of the subjects in HKTVB's- (Jade Channel) Tuesday Report [83]. In this program she briefly touches on why she divorced in 2006. The growing number of listeners to her Radio programme is also a testament to the increasing number of 'over-30s singles' in Hong Kong. This is the link to some photos of recent guests:[84]

22 July 2010 - Jacqueline Pang (and her co-host C.H. Tsang) were interviewed on the RTHK Cantonese Program '去 你 度 去 我 度 --- 點 只 聲 靚 or ("Your Place, My Place") [85]. The topic of 'Still-Single' middle-age women and men and 'Life after Divorce' the theme of Jacqueline Pang's Programme "Lassies and Nerds", on Radio 2 on Sundays was discussed in detail regarding why this pet topic was selected. Of special interest was Jacqueline Pang openly admitting to reaching 'Middle Age', a topic generally known to be avoided by women. The openness and directness of these sensitive topics of discussions have been the main reasons of the Program's quickly increasing popularity in the past year.

8 August 2010 - Jacqueline Pang Ching was invited by the Digital Youth Federation to take part in an Outdoor 2010 Training Camp. Here she performed as a mentor for Proper Cantonese Pronunciation and Voice Classes for Teenagers participating. The link is here:[86]

14 Sept 2010 - Jacqueline Pang is interviewed on a new RTHK Educational program "Taste of Science" about her eating of Fruits as a meal, and her subsequent weight loss from 130 lbs. to her now petite 90+lbs., early in Canada. This episode is 'Fruit Character'[87] and she appears at 21:30 minutes into the episode.

23 October 2010 - Jacqueline Pang was invited to perform a part in one episode of an RTHK Television series 女人多自在4 第二集 (太太離家上班去), translated as "Women with Dreams" Series 4 Epi. 2 (My Wife Goes To Work) [88]. Jacqueline had a special connection to the part as she herself is a working woman with a full agenda.

25 October 2010 - Jacqueline Pang completed her series of contributory short articles for the free newspaper 'The Standard'. Her first article was on 4 May 2009. Here's the link to her last article [89]

31 October 2010 - Jacqueline Pang Ching and her co-host C.H. Tsang of the Sunday talk program on RTHK's Radio 2 '中女宅男殺很大' or "Lassies and Nerds" [90] revealed that the first part of a segment of their program would be broadcast on RTHK's 'Sik Si Fung' at 1300 every Sunday. This segment presented as a Radio Play in several segments, will expand on the main topic - The increasing numbers of local(Hong Kong) Divorced/Separated or yet Single middle-aged women and men having difficulties re-seeking partners. It is slated to begin first broadcast on 14 November 1200 – 1600 local time and continue for six weeks.

2 November 2010 - Jacqueline Pang Ching was invited to show her versatlity and personality in a Voice Training and Posture Training Session at 'U21 LIVE' with teenagers possibly interested in a Broadcasting Career.[91]

14 November 2010 - Jacqueline Pang Ching's RTHK Radio 2 Talk Program '中女宅男殺很大' or "Lassies and Nerds"[92] with co-host C.H. Tsang was shown on RTHK's Television Program Series 'Hong Kong Stories Series 14, Epi.6'[93] in Cantonese on 12 Dec. 2010. It will be repeated in an English-subtitled version on ATV Home in late 2011. The topic will review the reason for the immense popularity of the live talk show and in part will show its attempts to match-make by phone-in calls the single or divorced participants in their middle age.

17 April 2011 - Jacqueline Pang Ching co-anchored LIVE at NOW!TV studios the 'Red Carpet Opening' on the waterfront just outside the Hong Kong Cultural Center where the actual Sunday presentation ceremony took place, as well as throughout the 30th Hong Kong Film Awards Ceremony. This was broadcast in full length on Channel 100 and 101. A re-broadcast of the complete transmission was repeated on Saturday 23 April 2011 from 1100 to 1900 on Channel 100.

27 July 2011 - Jacqueline Pang Ching released her new book in (traditional) Chinese titled "中女解毒" literally, "Women in Detoxification" at the Annual Hong Kong Book Fair. These are some of her personal collection of stories about Local unattached Single Women in their late 30s. [94]

11 August 2011 - (till 14 August) Jacqueline Pang Ching starred in a stage play (for six shows on four continuous days) in Perry Chiu's Experimental Theatre, in a programme named "中女解毒" [95], under the same title as her latest Book. Other female co-stars in this Cantonese play were Jiao Yuan(焦媛), Huang Yu Shi(黃宇詩),Wen Ruixing(文瑞興), Zhu Fengxian(朱鳳嫻). Performed at the Hong Kong's Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre, the Stage performance centered on stories of middle-aged single or divorced women out seeking men as companions and encountering none to their satisfaction. The synopsis: "To be a single middle-aged woman is not a sin." This is her own brief summary of the show's progress in the free HK Newspaper AM0730.[2]

23 October 2011 - Jacqueline Pang Ching played a supporting part of a housewife with 2 children in Episode 2 of a Cantonese RTHK Series TV Drama "Woman with Dreams"[96].

6 November 2011 - Jacqueline Pang Ching again starred in this Single Repeat Performance of the above Cantonese Stage Play "中女解毒" (literally, "Women in Detoxification"). This performance took place again at the Sheung Wan Civic Center and was well received. This is the link to a Preview [97].

13 June 2012 - Jacqueline Pang was interviewed on a local Cantonese speaking TV station about her Personal Life Experience and growth in the past years of her broadcasting, and lately her progress on live stage acting performances as well as singing. [98]. She talks about her stage plays, of which Part II of "中女解毒", will be produced between 22nd Nov. - 1st Dec. 2012 at the Sheung Wan Civic Center.

19 July 2012 - Jacqueline Pang Ching released yet another new publication revealing her views (a Traditional Chinese edition) of the 'middle-aged single or divorced women in Hong Kong' at the 2012 Hong Kong Book Fair [99]. Jacqueline is still the Main Compère of her own increasingly popular Radio Phone-in Sunday afternoon show on RTHK's Radio 2 FM Channel, highlighting the plights of middle-aged "Zhong Nui" women in Hong Kong.

4 November 2012 - Jacqueline Pang Ching was a special guest (among others from her Stage performance) on the Cantonese TV Talk Show "Ko's Blog" On ATV's local HD Channel 15. In reference to her approaching stage performance (22nd Nov.-1st Dec.) and her own Sunday Radio Talk Show, "Lassies and Nerds" Jacqueline was asked to voice her latest opinions of the needs of the single 'middle-aged' woman in Hong Kong. [100]

14 March 2013 - Jacqueline Pang was asked to host the forum titled "Healthy Eating and Business Opportunities: A Forum for the Catering Industry" on the premises of the Hong Kong Productivity Council at the invitation of the "EatSmart@restaurant.hk" Campaign of DH. The comments by the organiser of her was that her MC skills were truly masterly and professional. [101]

11 July 2013 - Jacqueline Pang Ching once again performs in a stage play with her three other partners to reveal the Frustrated Emotions of Middle-aged women in the city of Hong Kong in finding happiness and a good husband. The performances [102] in Cantonese run from 11 to 14 July 2013 at the Sheung Wan Civic Centre on Hong Kong Island where Ms. Perry Chiu, an active producer in the Venue Partnership Scheme, again directs this comedy and satire.

5 September 2013 - Jacqueline Pang Ching was invited to host TSA Wine Media and follow Mr. Peter Kwong and his love of Wine. This video shows her interview skills and enthusiasm in researching this topic. [103]

See also[edit]

  • All about Jaqueline Pang Ching [104]

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NOTE: Links that lead to RTHK's Program archives are valid for one year from the date of Broadcast, after which might be removed by RTHK. (They may be available elsewhere as .MP3s with adverts removed).