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Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Janice Wong and Vicky Wong


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Mainland shuts down Covid tracking app  Listenfacebook
The mainland has retired the app it uses to track Covid-19 contacts. It is another step towards the full relaxation of China’s tough anti-pandemic measures. According to an official WeChat post, the app went offline at midnight, after more than two years in operation. Aaron Tam reports:
Google refuses to change anthem search results  Listenfacebook
The Secretary for Security says the government will make use of whatever means possible to "correct" Google's search results, after the internet giant refused to make sure that March of the Volunteers comes up as Hong Kong's national anthem. Chris Tang also said recent local rallies in support of anti-Covid protests on the mainland died down after he sounded a warning. Damon Pang reports:
HK to submit astronaut candidates this month  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive John Lee says the government will this month submit a list of recommended candidates for China's space missions. Two months ago, Beijing announced the unprecedented recruitment of Hong Kong people to join the missions. Natale Ching reports:
New Tseung Kwan O links operating 'smoothly'  Listenfacebook
Transport Commissioner Rosanna Law says the new highway connecting Tseung Kwan O with Lam Tin is operating smoothly, successfully diverting traffic from the old Tseung Kwan O Tunnel. Sunday's official opening of the new tunnel and connecting bridge was marred by a minor traffic accident, which led to traffic snarl-ups around the link. Vanessa Cheng reports:
Official pledges no compromise over environment  Listenfacebook
The Secretary for Environment and Ecology, Tse Chin-wan, says environmental impact assessments (EIA) will not be compromised by proposals to streamline the land development process. But a lawmaker questioned the government's claim that the changes would cut the time taken for such assessments in half, adding that a balance needed to be struck between development and protecting the environment. Kelly Yu reports:
HK Marathon raises runners quota  Listenfacebook
The cap on runners for the Hong Kong Marathon early next year has been raised to 37,000 from 25,000. Organisers of the February 12th event say the extra quota will be allocated to people on the waiting list. But with the race just two months away, a physical exercise expert says time is very short for runners to prepare. Lobo Louie, associate head of the Department of Health and Physical Education at the Education University, pointed out that full-marathon runners usually need six months to train. But he told Joanne Wong that it was still possible for participants to prepare and enjoy the race:
UK braced for more winter chaos  Listenfacebook
Wintry weather has caused road, rail and air travel disruption across the UK and is set to continue. Provisional Met Office figures show Monday was the coldest day in the UK since December 2010 with -9.3 Celsius at Aberdeenshire. As the cold snap continues, parents are being warned to tell their children about the dangers of playing near frozen lakes after three boys died in the West Midlands. RTHK's UK correspondent Gavin Grey told Vicky Wong that conditions were unusual for that time of year: