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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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Trial begins for six activists who ran protest relief fund  Listenfacebook
The trail has started of Cardinal Joseph Zen and five other people over their roles in a now-defunct fund set up to pay the legal and medical fees of anti-government protesters. The prosecution alleges it had a political purpose, but the charge the six face is punishable only by a fine. Vanessa Cheng reports:
Court orders asset seizure over protest-related fund  Listenfacebook
The High Court has issued an order for police to confiscate around $70 million of assets from a fund-raising platform linked to the 2019 protests against the now-shelved extradition bill. One person has been charged by the police with money laundering in connection with the case. Maggie Ho reports:
Po Leung Kuk worker accused of child abuse  Listenfacebook
The charitable organisation that supports orphans, the Po Leung Kuk, says it has reported a staff member to police over alleged child abuse. Half-a-dozen young kids are said to be involved and the government is investigating. Mike Weeks reports:
HK arrivals delighted as hotel quarantine ends  Listenfacebook
Arrivals to Hong Kong are now heading straight to their homes or hotels instead of designated quarantine hotels. It comes after the new "zero-plus-three" arrangement took effect on Monday, scrapping hotel quarantine and replacing it with three days of monitoring. Kelly Yu reports:
Hospital reports Covid cluster in ICU  Listenfacebook
The Prince of Wales Hospital has reported a cluster of Covid-19 infections that appear to have started in its intensive care unit. But it says critical patients and care have not been affected, as Maggie Ho reports:
Pandemic affecting children's sleep quality  Listenfacebook
School closures during the pandemic have harmed children's quality of sleep even though many spent longer in bed. The findings came from University of Hong Kong researchers, who also noted a drop in physical activity during these periods of tight restrictions. Ada Au reports:
Expert fears pandemic bad habits will persist  Listenfacebook
The head of an NGO has spoken out against the pandemic-induced school closures, saying children need to stay physically active so they can sleep better. Judy Kong, the chief executive of Inspiring Hong Kong Foundation was commenting on the joint study they did with the University of Hong Kong, which found online learning meant students spent more time in bed but slept less, as well as spent more time staring at screens and less time exercising. Kong spoke to Samantha Butler about the research:
Warning over hiking on Lantau stream  Listenfacebook
A mountaineering coach says Nei San Stream on Lantau is one of the most dangerous climbs in Hong Kong, and is unsuitable for inexperienced hikers. The warning came a day after a man fell to his death there, as Timmy Sung reports:
Freight train services resume between China, N. Korea  Listenfacebook
The South Korean government says China and North Korea have resumed freight train services after a five-month break. If confirmed, the move could provide a major boost to the North's ailing economy, as Priscilla Ng reports:
Pound hits record low after tax cuts announced  Listenfacebook
It has been an anxious day on the financial markets in Britain, with the pound falling to an all-time low against the dollar. Investors seem to be nervous about the future of the public finances after the government set out plans for big tax cuts in an effort to boost the economy. The Bank of England, which operates independently from the government, has said it will not hesitate to change interest rates to curb inflation. Susannah Streeter, senior investment and markets analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, explains why the pound has dropped:
China acts to slow pace of yuan fall  Listenfacebook
China's central bank has announced steps to slow the pace of the yuan's recent depreciation by making it more expensive to bet against the currency. Tom McAlinden reports: