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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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Baby BioNTech Covid jabs now available  Listenfacebook
After the Chief Executive John Lee signalled that the vaccine pass was here to stay, ministers have been reminding parents to get Covid jabs for their children. The Secretary for the Civil Service, Ingrid Yeung, renewed her call, saying not enough kids have had their jabs, as the baby BioNTech inoculation became available from Wednesday. Maggie Ho reports:
CE promises results and transparency  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive John Lee says the performance indicators proposed in his recent policy address show the government is committed to delivering results. He says his administration would not work behind closed doors, as Violet Wong reports:
Minister backs CUHK in emblem row  Listenfacebook
The Secretary for Education, Christine Choi, says the Chinese University clearly followed regulations, in its recent aborted bid to change its emblem. The proposed change caused an outcry, with prominent university alumni complaining they were not consulted. Choi was responding to a lawmaker, who questioned the composition of the university's governing council and the discretions given to it under its ordinance. Damon Pang reports:
Jimmy Lai allowed to hire UK lawyer  Listenfacebook
An appellate court has upheld a decision to allow a veteran British lawyer to defend the founder of the now-defunct Apple Daily newspaper, Jimmy Lai, in his upcoming national security trial. It said the decision to admit him would balance aspects of the trial, including the great general public importance of the legal issues involved and its impact on the development of the law here. Maggie Ho reports:
Teacher arrested over false abuse claims  Listenfacebook
Police have arrested a teacher at a special needs school in Tai Po for allegedly falsely accusing her colleagues of abusing students. The suspect is said to have made the allegations because of grievances at work. Ada Au reports:
Calls grow to re-open campsites  Listenfacebook
The founder of Hong Kong Outdoors, Martin Williams, has agreed with calls from a lawmaker to re-open camp sites. DAB lawmaker Ben Chan made the call after the recent re-opening of public barbecue pits as the government slowly eases pandemic measures. Williams criticised what he called a “mish mash” of pandemic policies, telling Ben Tse that it did not make sense for the government to allow up to 240 people to attend a banquet while not allowing access to outdoor campsites:
Govt urged to take the lead on carbon neutrality  Listenfacebook
A green group says individual government departments should set their own carbon emission targets and a roadmap for achieving them. Greenpeace campaigner Tom Ng said the government should act as a role model in achieving carbon neutrality in each of its departments, rather than just insisting other parties and companies come up with climate action plans. He told Samantha Butler that the SAR's goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 was "not a small target":