News Programmes - RTHK
Temperature Humidity
News Archive Can search within past 12 months

News Programmes

Share this story facebook
Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Ben Tse and Samantha Butler


Now playing: 足本播放 Play full episode
Selected audio segments:
John Lee makes Legco Q&A debut  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive John Lee says the government will set up four working groups to tackle key problems in Hong Kong. Appearing at his first question-and-answer session in the legislature, he told lawmakers his style of governance would be about taking action, producing results and resolving issues. Frank Yung reports:
CE to boost executive-legislative communication  Listenfacebook
John Lee says a new Chief Executive’s Policy Unit will be established to help his administration keep its finger on the pulse of public sentiment. In addition, senior officials will hold unofficial monthly meetings with lawmakers to enhance communication between the executive and legislative arms. Maggie Ho reports:
FTU urges govt to do more to help the poor  Listenfacebook
Federation of Trade Unions lawmakers have welcomed the chief executive's proposals to set up four task forces to tackle the city's key problems. They also say they believe the proposed antechamber exchanges between Legco members and officials will further facilitate communication. FTU lawmaker Joephy Chan spoke to Vanessa Cheng:
One-year student scheme to break poverty cycle  Listenfacebook
The head of an NGO supporting underprivileged children says she hopes the scheme to support junior secondary school students can continue. Amy Chan from the Child Development Initiative Alliance was commenting after John Lee announced that a task force would be set up to lift underprivileged students out of intergenerational poverty, to be led by the Chief Secretary, Chan Kwok-ki. The one-year plan aims to break the cycle of poverty and target about 2,000 Secondary 1 to 3 students. Chan told Kelly Yu about how intergenerational poverty limited the upward mobility of children from low-income families:
Hospital services under threat as Covid cases rise  Listenfacebook
Health officials say they are concerned the Covid situation in Hong Kong is worsening. They warn that hospital services might have to be adjusted if circumstances continue to deteriorate. Kelly Yu reports:
Urgent appeal for lung donation  Listenfacebook
Doctors at Grantham Hospital have issued an emergency appeal for a lung donation to save the life of a 32-year-old woman, who’s suffering from a critical heart and lung condition. Lulu Ng’s attending physician, Michael Wong, said the patient had been suffering from an autoimmune disease since 2014, and developed pulmonary arterial hypertension three years ago. She was admitted to the hospital’s cardiac care unit last week after suffering from right heart failure and an irregular heartbeat. Dr Wong explained the patient's situation to Natale Ching.
No sign of foul play in Yuen Long blackout  Listenfacebook
Power firm, CLP Power, says there were "no obvious signs" of foul play in a fire that swept through a power cable bridge in Yuen Long last month that led to a blackout in the area. Robert Kemp reports:
'Wealth fund' option still on the table  Listenfacebook
The government has not ruled out the idea of setting up a "wealth fund" modeled on the Singapore government's Temasek, to invest in projects linked to the Greater Bay Area and the Northern Metropolis. Damon Pang reports:
Millions under Covid lockdown across the mainland  Listenfacebook
Mainland authorities have reported more than 300 new Covid cases in the historic northern city of Xi'an, with new clusters found in Shanghai, Beijing and elsewhere. Tens of millions of people have been placed under lockdown across the mainland, and businesses forced to close. Vicky Wong reports: