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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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More bodies found following typhoon shipwreck  Listenfacebook
Twelve bodies have been found following a shipwreck in the South China Sea over the weekend that left more than two dozen crew members missing. The announcement came days after the engineering vessel southwest of Hong Kong suffered substantial damage and broke into two pieces during a typhoon. Vicky Wong reports:
Recovering sunken vessel could be 'hard'  Listenfacebook
Engineer Louis Szeto says it is disappointing the vessel chose to stay out at sea during an approaching typhoon. Szeto, the previous Chairman of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers' Mechanical, Marine, Naval Architecture & Chemical Division, said investigators may have difficulty salvaging parts of the vessel, given that half of it sunk in the middle of a wind farm. He told Samantha Butler he did not understand why the vessel was anchored in a "dangerous zone":
Health chief hopes for August mainland border reopening  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's new health secretary says he hopes the border with Shenzhen will reopen before August 4. Lo Chung-mau's statement came after the mainland halved the quarantine time for inbound travellers last week. Kenny Hodgart reports:
DAB head defends handover Covid arrangements  Listenfacebook
DAB chairwoman Starry Lee says the government did its best and took all possible anti-epidemic measures for the celebrations marking the July 1 handover anniversary last week. She described as "unpredictable" the Covid infections that have since emerged, which include one DAB member who joined a photo call with President Xi Jinping last Thursday. Damon Pang reports:
New officials pledge to work on Xi's objectives  Listenfacebook
Monday was the first day of work for top officials in the administration led by Chief Executive John Lee. Some of them say they will strive to achieve objectives set out by President Xi Jinping, and deliver on Lee's campaign pledges. Wendy Wong reports:
Around 100 jobless after catering group shuts  Listenfacebook
A catering union says it is helping around 100 former employees of Asia Catering to recover unpaid wages, after several eateries under the group shut down without warning earlier this month. Kelly Yu reports:
Regulators to launch Swap Connect in six months  Listenfacebook
Financial regulators in Hong Kong and on the mainland say they are working on a new mutual market access programme. It will allow offshore investors to take part in interest rate derivative transactions with mainland investors, so they can hedge against renminbi interest movements. Altis Wong reports:
Swap Connect to boost HK's role in risk-management  Listenfacebook
The CEO of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association, Sally Wong, says the Swap connect will strengthen Hong Kong's role as a risk-management centre for those invested in the mainland's bond market. She told Joanne Wong that the association had also been calling on regulators to make even more financial instruments available in the mutual market access scheme between Hong Kong and the mainland:
Accused triad chief fails to appear in court  Listenfacebook
The District Court has found six men guilty of a range of triad-related charges. An arrest warrant for one of them was issued after he failed to turn up for the hearing. Timmy Sung reports:
Cinema veteran Alex Law dies aged 69  Listenfacebook
Acclaimed Hong Kong film director, Alex Law, died on Saturday at the age of 69. He was known for a number of movie successes, including Painted Faces, City of Glass and an Autumn’s Tale. In 2010, he directed a celebrated movie about his own family and childhood, which won the Crystal Bear for Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival. Annemarie Evans interviewed him and his longtime partner, producer and director Mabel Cheung, in 2010 at the time of the movie’s launch: