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:
Injured MIRROR dancer still in intensive care  Listenfacebook
23 dancers who took part in Thursday's MIRROR concert have issued a joint statement calling on people not to blame any of the performers for the accident that left one of their colleagues seriously injured. Doctors at Queen Elizabeth hospital say the dancer remains in intensive care and his condition is critical, but his vital signs are stable. Timmy Sung reports:
Covid testing stepped up for hospital staff  Listenfacebook
More than 4,630 Covid infections were recorded on Sunday, down slightly from the previous day. But the number of coronavirus patients in hospital continues to slowly climb, prompting officials to step up testing requirements for staff. Violet Wong reports:
Jobless subsidy handouts exceed expectations  Listenfacebook
The government says 350,000 people who lost their jobs in the fifth wave of the pandemic have been granted a special $10,000 handout. That is above its expectations and will cost $3.5 billion in total, as Steve Dunthorne reports:
Finance minister downgrades growth forecast  Listenfacebook
The Financial Secretary has expressed confidence in Hong Kong’s economic outlook with the resumption of international events such as the Hong Kong Sevens. But Paul Chan warned that the growth forecast for this year will be revised downwards, as Kelly Yu reports:
Hong Kong Sevens returns to its 'spiritual home'  Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong Rugby Union - which organises the Hong Kong Sevens - says it expects there will be fewer overseas visitors to the tournament this year, given the city's quarantining of arrivals. But the union's chief executive, Robbie McRobbie, says he anticipates strong local demand for the event, which takes place in November for the first time since 2019. McRobbie said the event would be Covid-compliant, meaning under current rules, venue capacity would be capped at 85 percent, and people must wear masks when not eating and drinking. International teams would also be in a closed-loop system. McRobbie told Ben Tse that he hoped for more government support, given the expense of these Covid-mitigation measures:
Ex-Observatory chief warns against aircon use  Listenfacebook
A former head of the Hong Kong Observatory has urged the government to focus on developing flat land in the New Territories before going for other options. Lam Chiu-ying also talked about the record hot weather last month, warning that increased use of air-conditioners will worsen climate change. Timmy Sung reports:
Mainland factory activity drops unexpectedly  Listenfacebook
Official figures show that factory activity on the mainland unexpectedly declined in July, while growth in the service sector slowed. A fall in demand at an uncertain time for the global economy has been blamed. Mike Weeks reports:
UK businesses expect zero growth  Listenfacebook
The latest monthly survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) shows British businesses do not expect any growth over the next three months, as a surge in the cost of living squeezes consumer demand. Vicky Wong reports: