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


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Pelosi's Taipei visit draws Beijing's ire  Listenfacebook
Foreign Minister Wang Yi has accused the United States of being the “biggest destroyer” of peace across the Taiwan Strait, in response to the visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taipei. Pelosi held a meeting with Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday morning before flying out in the afternoon. Natale Ching reports:
HK govt condemns Pelosi's visit  Listenfacebook
A former Hong Kong leader, political parties and all lawmakers here have also condemned Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taipei. Altis Wong reports:
Covid patients to be moved to private hospitals  Listenfacebook
Health authorities say they are moving more patients to private hospitals, in order to free up beds at public hospitals. Officials recorded more than 4,500 new Covid cases on Wednesday, as Damon Pang reports:
Health chief cites improvements in Covid border policy  Listenfacebook
Health Secretary Lo Chung-mau has dismissed suggestions that the SAR government has given up on trying to arrange quarantine-free travel to the mainland. He said the situation had already improved since he took office just over a month ago, as Maggie Ho reports:
Zhuhai lifts quarantine for travellers from Macau  Listenfacebook
Quarantine-free travel resumed on Wednesday afternoon for people crossing the border from Macau to Zhuhai. They are no longer required to undergo isolation if they have proof of a negative PCR test obtained within 24 hours. But they will be restricted to their homes and offices, and banned from public transport and gatherings for the first three days. They will also be required to undergo another PCR test within 48 hours of arriving in Zhuhai. Former legislator and University of Macau associate professor, Agnes Lam, told Joanne Wong that it was good news for workers who reside in Zhuhai:
18 arrested for Covid fund fraud  Listenfacebook
Police have revealed that 18 people were arrested last month for defrauding the government's anti-epidemic fund to the tune of almost $200 million. Frank Yung reports:
Triad raid foiled by undercover cop  Listenfacebook
Three members of a police anti-triad squad have been found guilty of colluding with gang members, after they acted to thwart a raid on an illegal gambling den four years ago. They were caught out because one of the gang was an undercover cop, as Timmy Sung reports:
Activist has secession jail term reduced  Listenfacebook
An activist, dubbed "Captain America 2.0", has had his jail sentence for inciting secession reduced by more than 10 percent on appeal. A High Court judge agreed with his lawyers that the starting point for sentencing was too high, as Damon Pang reports:
Hong Kong falls in expat pay rankings  Listenfacebook
A human resources consultancy says Hong Kong has fallen three places to eighth position in its global rankings of the costliest places to employ expatriates, despite a slight recovery in salary and benefit packages. ECA International surveyed over 10,000 expat workers from 300 multinational companies in 160 countries or regions in the third quarter last year, and found Hong Kong lagged behind neighbouring markets, such as Japan and South Korea. Lee Quane, the consultancy's regional director for Asia, told Kelly Yu that companies would have to offer better compensation to retain overseas talent:
Green group wants more incentives to promote e-cars  Listenfacebook
Green Sense has urged the government to provide more incentives to promote the use of electric vehicles. The green group interviewed just over 500 people in an online survey from June to July, and found more than 70 percent of gasoline vehicle owners said they had considered switching to electric cars. But more than half decided not to because they found the current incentives unappealing. Sam Tong, a research assistant at Green Sense, spoke to Vanessa Cheng:
Govt’s Dress Casual Fridays ‘a great initiative’  Listenfacebook
The government's Dress Casual Fridays, which starts this week, has been labelled "a great initiative". Leslie Tang, Randstad Hong Kong's head of client solutions in Greater China, says its latest survey showed that people in Hong Kong rated a good work-life balance as important as having an attractive salary. Although casual Fridays have been in place in the private sector for years, Tang said the government's policy could help set the tone for smaller companies and their HR initiatives. He told Samantha Butler how such days can boost productivity and time management: