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Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Janice Wong and Mike Weeks


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Younger people warned of Covid-19 risks as healthy 42-year-old dies  Listenfacebook
Health officials are warning younger, healthy people that they are also at risk from Covid-19. That's after a 42-year-old woman became Hong Kong's 117th victim of the disease. She'd previously been in good health but died just over a week after developing symptoms of the virus, as Wendy Wong reports:
FS warns against complacency as anticipation over vaccines grows  Listenfacebook
The Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, has warned people not to expect the arrival of coronavirus vaccines in the new year to resolve the pandemic. He said the public should not get complacent about the disease. Damon Pang has the details:
Distribution key to successful US rollout of coronavirus vaccine  Listenfacebook
The operation to inoculate people in the United States against Covid-19 got underway on Sunday, with the first shipments of vaccine leaving Pfizer's factory in Michigan for distribution around the country. US Health Secretary Alex Azar says 50 million Americans will be vaccinated by the end of January. Mike Weeks asked RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, how that will be achieved:
Nip says violating civil service oath not a criminal offence  Listenfacebook
The Secretary for the Civil Service, Patrick Nip. says violating a new loyalty oath the government intends to make its workers take won't in itself be a criminal offence. But he warned the behaviour that led to the violation could be illegal, as Damon Pang reports:
‘Whole city to suffer’ if the government doesn’t heal rifts in society   Listenfacebook
At a year-end press conference last week, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, expressed concern about the impact on Hong Kong of the large number of arrests and imprisonment of activists, especially since Beijing imposed its national security law here. She said recent convictions risked causing a "wider chilling effect on the exercise of fundamental freedoms". Psychologist William Hayward is also concerned about the lack of effort to bring about reconciliation or healing in the SAR. Hayward, the Dean of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, spoke to Mike Weeks:
Post office union calls for industrial action over outsourcing   Listenfacebook
A postal workers union has urged its members to join a work-to-rule over cost-cutting measures at Hongkong Post, which it says are compromising mail safety. Frances Sit reports:
Nanjing massacre remembered   Listenfacebook
A ceremony was held in Nanjing on Sunday to remember the tens of thousands of the city's residents who were brutally killed by Japanese troops during their capture of the then-capital of China in 1937. Priscilla Ng reports:
Operation Santa Claus: The Playright Children’s Play Association  Listenfacebook
Operation Santa Claus, RTHK's festive charity drive jointly organised with the SCMP, is supporting 19 worthy causes this year. One of the beneficiaries is The Playright Children's Play Association and its project of workshops to help adults better understand the needs of children and help with their empowerment. Radio 3’s Noreen Mir spoke to Kathy Wong Kin-ho, the executive director of The Playright Children's Play Association: