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


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Elderly re-apply for spending vouchers  Listenfacebook
Crowds of elderly people were once again seen at a Mong Kok government office, as hundreds sought to re-apply for the electronic spending voucher scheme. The angry residents accused the government of making their lives difficult, after their initial applications failed because of incorrect information or missing documents. Wong Yin-ting reports:
Hundreds bag free rice after Covid jab  Listenfacebook
Hundreds of people have received a free Covid-19 vaccination, along with a bag of rice, at Lok Fu Plaza, as part of an outreach programme organised by the government and businesses to boost the SAR's vaccination rate. So far, about 52 percent of the population has received both doses. As Kelly Yu reports, authorities said they were pleased with the turnout and would consider further arrangements at different districts:
HKU lifts campus ban on union members  Listenfacebook
The University of Hong Kong says it's lifted a campus ban on 18 students after learning more about their involvement in a motion that thanked and mourned the “sacrifice” of a man who stabbed a policeman in July. As Frances Sit reports, the university urged the students to reflect on their behaviour, abide by the law, and uphold their social and ethical obligations:
Brief court appearance for failed escapees  Listenfacebook
Eight Hongkongers who were detained by mainland authorities for illegally crossing into mainland waters on a speedboat last year have been remanded back in custody after a brief appearance at the District Court. The hearing has been adjourned to October 26th, as Jimmy Choi reports:
DAB throws support behind total e-cig ban  Listenfacebook
A government bill to ban the sale of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products is finally making some progress in Legco. The biggest party in the council, the DAB, is now throwing its support behind the proposal as Frances Sit reports:
Virtual space station tour for HK youngsters  Listenfacebook
An HKU professor says China is making amazing progress in its space mission, which include a space station, as well as Lunar and Mars exploration. At midday on Friday, China's three astronauts onboard the Tiangong space station will be answering questions collected from Hong Kong youngsters, as well as give a virtual tour of the half-built facility. Joe Michalski, the Deputy Director of the Laboratory for Space Research at the University of Hong Kong, told Samantha Butler about China’s various space projects:
Beijing to get its own stock exchange  Listenfacebook
President Xi Jinping says the country will set up a stock exchange in Beijing, to serve innovative small and medium-sized companies. Priscilla Ng reports: