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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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Kowloon councillors prepare to pledge allegiance  Listenfacebook
District councillors from Yau Tsim Mong, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City, Wong Tai Sin and Kwun Tong will be asked to swear oaths of allegiance to the SAR on Friday. The ceremony, at North Point Community Hall, will be the second since the oath requirement was introduced, after Hong Kong Island councillors made their declarations last Friday. As Steve Dunthorne reports, one councillor has already said he won't be there:
Public hospital staff can delay retirement  Listenfacebook
The Hospital Authority has decided to allow its medical staff to work for an additional five years, to counter recent labour shortages. The authority's chairman, Henry Fan, says an increasing number of doctors and nurses have been leaving this year, citing reasons such as retirement, moving to the private sector, or leaving Hong Kong. Wong Yin-ting reports:
Exhibition trade calls for roadmap to recovery  Listenfacebook
A spokesman for the exhibition trade has criticised the government's Zero-Covid strategy, calling it 'impossible' and 'nonsense'. Stuart Bailey, the chairman of the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association, says the situation for the industry is "pretty dire". He says local exhibitions have been held with great success but international events haven't taken place since February 2020 due to restrictions on international visitors. He told Samantha Butler that the government needed to give them a roadmap to recovery:
'Democratic Party should contest polls or disband'  Listenfacebook
Ahead of a decision by the Democratic Party to join - or shun - December's Legco election, former party legislator Fred Li says the party should dissolve if it doesn't run in any polls. As Maggie Ho reports, the veteran politician says there's no point for a political party to exist if it can't influence and monitor the government:
Man jailed for trying to grab police gun  Listenfacebook
The District Court has sentenced a man to four years and nine months in prison for trying to snatch a police officer's gun, as well as other related charges, during the social unrest two years ago. Wendy Wong reports:
Indian fugitive loses extradition appeal bid  Listenfacebook
A Hong Kong resident facing extradition to India over his alleged involvement in a jailbreak there has failed to win permission to take his case to the SAR's top court. Delhi wants to try the 33-year-old over the jailbreak in the northern state of Punjab in 2016, which resulted in six criminals escaping from a maximum-security prison. Jimmy Choi reports:
Two doctors found guilty of misconduct  Listenfacebook
The Medical Council has found two public doctors guilty of professional misconduct after they failed to issue a patient with the medicine she required. The patient later died, as Wendy Wong reports:
DAB: new culture bureau should take in RTHK  Listenfacebook
The DAB has voiced support for government plans to set up a new bureau to deal with culture, which it says would help to tell China's stories. Damon Pang reports:
New hiking trail on Crooked Island  Listenfacebook
The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department is encouraging people to visit a new hiking trail that's just opened on Crooked Island, or Kat O, in north-eastern Hong Kong. It says the heritage trail has been designed to give hikers a better understanding of the history and culture of the island, which had more than 6,000 villagers, mostly fishermen or farmers, in the 1950s. Acting Senior Geopark Officer, Chan Yu-nam, told Janice Wong more about the trail: