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


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Code of conduct issued for teachers  Listenfacebook
The Education Bureau has published a set of guidelines on teachers' conduct, listing things they should and should not do. For instance, the bureau said teachers should protect national security and not condone any potentially illegal behaviour on campus. They should also use social networking platforms carefully and refrain from using foul language. It said they were intended as a tool for following up on misconduct. Wendy Wong reports:
Guidelines are 'nothing new' for teachers  Listenfacebook
A secondary school principal says much of the content in new guidelines issued by the Education Bureau will already be known to teachers so it should not have a negative effect on morale. But Dion Chen, chairman of the Direct Subsidy Scheme Schools Council, did say teachers will need time to go through the guidelines. He told Ben Tse that teachers should understand that even in their personal capacity, they are still role models for students. He dismissed concerns that teachers may be encouraged to steer away from controversial topics:
Local banks raise lending rates  Listenfacebook
HSBC, Standard Chartered and Bank of China (Hong Kong) have raised their best lending rates here by a further 25 basis points. They announced the move after the Hong Kong Monetary Authority increased its base rate to 4.75 percent following the latest rate hike by the US central bank, and urged people to carefully assess risks when making borrowing decisions. Violet Wong reports:
Property analyst forecasts 5 percent drop in prices  Listenfacebook
Hannah Jeong, head of valuation and advisory services for the real-estate company, Colliers, says she expects property prices here to drop by another five percent next year as higher borrowing costs dampened sentiment. She told Joanne Wong that there should be a noticeable drop in the number of transactions in both commercial and residential sectors:
Consumer watchdog warning over unfair contracts  Listenfacebook
With Christmas just around the corner, the Consumer Council is urging people to pay close attention to shopping offers or flash rewards, although it stresses that victims of unfair sales terms are protected by the law. Ada Au reports:
Pandemic, downturn seeing rise in dishonest contracts  Listenfacebook
The chief executive of the Consumer Council, Gilly Wong, says victims of unfair terms are protected by the law, under the Unconscionable Contracts Ordinance. She told Vicky Wong that unfair contracts were widely found in many industries, from telecommunications, property, and fitness and beauty centres:
First jail sentence under new anti-doxxing law  Listenfacebook
A man has been jailed for eight months for disclosing his former girlfriend's personal information on social media. He is the first person sentenced under anti-doxxing legislation that came into force last year. Vanessa Cheng reports:
Migrant refuge hopes to 'care for carers'  Listenfacebook
Operation Santa Claus 2022 is well under way and this year, it is raising money for 15 charities. One of the charity projects is the Bethune House Migrant Women's Refuge, which has two shelters in Hong Kong for migrant workers who have either lost their jobs, been thrown out by their employers during the pandemic, have legal cases pending, or have serious health issues. Annemarie Evans spoke with Bethune House project co-ordinator Esther Bangcawayan about their project for migrant women's welfare and mental health:
China races to vaccinate high-risk groups  Listenfacebook
Health officials on the mainland are racing to vaccinate high-risk groups in anticipation of a wave of Covid infections. As Aaron Tam reports, it comes after the loosening of strict controls that kept the pandemic at bay for three years:
36 HK deputies elected to China's parliament  Listenfacebook
Former housing minister Frank Chan and DAB chairwoman Starry Lee are among those elected as local delegates to the National People's Congress. 36 Hong Kong deputies have been elected for the 14th term of the NPC. Kelly Yu reports:
British nurses launch historic strike  Listenfacebook
Nurses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have started a nationwide strike in the largest action of its kind in NHS history. Staff will continue to provide "life-preserving" and some urgent care but routine surgery and other planned treatment is likely to be disrupted. The Royal College of Nursing said staff had been given no choice after ministers refused to reopen pay talks on their 19 percent pay rise demand. Annemarie Evans spoke to RTHK's UK correspondent Gavin Grey about the strike: