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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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Quarantine for vaccinated arrivals could be cut to a week   Listenfacebook
The government's experts on vaccines and the prevention of disease have recommended antibody tests for inoculated people arriving from non-high-risk countries, so that their quarantine can be shortened to seven days. Wendy Wong reports:
EU hardens position on Hong Kong   Listenfacebook
The EU says it will intensify its response to the overhaul of Hong Kong's political system, including making it easier for people here to move. As Robert Kemp reports, the announcement is bound to further anger Beijing:
China accuses the US of paranoid delusion over tech bill  Listenfacebook
Beijing has hit back at a bill passed by the US Senate that's aimed at countering what Washington sees as the surging economic threat from China. Priscilla Ng has more:
HK needs to speak Mandarin for the sake of its future: Ronnie Chan   Listenfacebook
Billionaire property developer Ronnie Chan says he hopes schools in Hong Kong will start using Mandarin as the primary language of instruction to enable the city to tap into the "ample opportunities" on the mainland. As Priscilla Ng reports, he said the SAR’s next generation should dream the "Chinese Dream" in Putonghua:
Gay Games will show Hong Kong ‘respects diversity’  Listenfacebook
An appeal for the government to do more to help the planned staging of the Gay Games here next year has provoked a strong reaction from some lawmakers, with one saying the event would divide society and another saying it would bring 'dirty money' to Hong Kong. Wong Yin-ting reports:
Regina Ip says lucky draw not aimed at promoting her party   Listenfacebook
Regina Ip's New People's Party is offering prizes and vouchers worth HK$1 million in a lucky draw aimed at boosting inoculation against Covid-19. The event will be limited to staff, party members, and "friends of the New People's Party". But as Frances Sit reports, Ip denies the campaign is politically-motivated:
Teresa Cheng says solicitors deserve same recognition as barristers  Listenfacebook
The Secretary for Justice, Teresa Cheng, has dismissed concerns that her proposal to allow legal officers in her department to attain the title of Senior Counsel will blur the distinction between solicitors and barristers. As Timmy Sung reports, Cheng says the change is needed because some of her colleagues aren't getting the recognition they deserve:
Government asked to explain June 4 banner removal   Listenfacebook
A pro-democracy district councillor is demanding that authorities explain why they removed a banner he put up in his district last week that asked people to “remember June 4” without notifying him first. But a pro-establishment councillor said he believes authorities had in the past been lax in enforcing relevant regulations, and it's now time to “tighten” the rules. Maggie Ho reports:
Survey shows new immigrants not a burden on society  Listenfacebook
The Society for Community Organisation hopes research showing that relatively few new arrivals from the mainland rely on government benefits will change people's perception of these newcomers. Here's Violet Wong:
IMF points to potential financial risks for Hong Kong   Listenfacebook
The International Monetary Fund says Hong Kong's financial system remains resilient to financial shocks despite the challenges the city has faced over the past two years. But as Frances Sit reports, it also identified a number of areas that may undermine stability, including a sharp correction in the property market:
Move to independent regulation of accountants defended   Listenfacebook
The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Christopher Hui, has played down concerns that the government is weakening Hong Kong’s professional accounting body by reassigning many of its regulatory powers. Vicky Wong has more on that:
RTHK programmes a ‘vital resource’ for teachers  Listenfacebook
The Professional Teachers’ Union (PTU) has appealed to RTHK to reinstate programmes it's deleted from the internet. The city's largest teachers' union says the purge has had an impact on teaching plans. Around 85 percent of more than 580 primary and secondary school teachers questioned by the PTU said they'd used RTHK programmes as teaching material for lessons. Mike Weeks asked the union's vice chairman, Ip Kin-yuen, why the programmes are so important to teachers:
Veteran lawmaker Philip Wong dies aged 82   Listenfacebook
Former pro-establishment lawmaker Philip Wong has died at the age of 82. He reportedly succumbed to brain cancer after being in a coma in a US hospital for the past two months. Priscilla Ng reports: