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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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HK's quake rescue team vows not to give up  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong rescue workers in Turkey say they have no plans to end their efforts to find survivors of last Monday’s massive earthquake, even though the “golden 72 hours” for finding people alive in such conditions passed days ago. More than 33,000 people are now confirmed to have died in the earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria. Vanessa Cheng reports:
HK firms cautious over latest chatbots craze  Listenfacebook
The chatbot, created by artificial intelligence - ChatGPT - has become a worldwide sensation since its release about two months ago, for its ability to generate comments and answers in a vast range of styles on just about any topic. The technology is an exciting development for Hong Kong's information technology sector, but there are also concerns that businesses here will not be bold enough it make use of it. Ada Au has been finding out more:
AI firm says local companies afraid of accuracy issues  Listenfacebook
A company building AI-powered chatbots customer service says people are very excited about the chatbot software. But Kinni Mew, the Founder and lead engineer of Mindlayer, told Ada Au that Hong Kong businesses might be afraid of accuracy issues of using such AI models:
DAB sets up NPC, CPPCC office as go-between  Listenfacebook
The DAB party has announced the opening of its own National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference office, to collect opinions from Hongkongers and serve as a communications bridge between the SAR and Beijing. Kelly Yu reports:
Sham Shui Po facelift to involve 1,800 buildings  Listenfacebook
The Urban Renewal Authority says it is planning to improve living conditions in Sham Shui Po, bringing in new elements in keeping with the feel of the area. Vanessa Cheng reports:
FS hopes budget will boost economic recovery  Listenfacebook
Financial Secretary Paul Chan says the challenge he faces with the government's next budget is striking a balance between ensuring economic development and maintaining healthy public finances. Leung Pak-hei reports:
HKMA: Mideast expanding investment in HK  Listenfacebook
The Monetary Authority’s deputy chief executive, Darryl Chan, says the Middle East is interested in expanding into the Hong Kong market, as the region looks to increase its investment in the region. Violet Wong reports:
Special multi-entry visa for GBA professionals  Listenfacebook
From next Monday, targeted professionals from six sectors working in Greater Bay Area cities can apply for a special visa. It will allow them to make multiple entries to Hong Kong and Macau. William Wong, associate dean of the engineering faculty at the Chinese University, told Janice Wong that the move would help consolidate Hong Kong’s status as an international research and innovation centre:
Kenyan runner claims HK Marathon men's title  Listenfacebook
Thousands of runners have braved rain and high humidity to take part in Sunday's Hong Kong Marathon. Overseas athletes made a comeback for the event, now that most of Hong Kong's Covid-19 restrictions are gone. Maggie Ho reports:
15 arrested over violent asylum seekers protest  Listenfacebook
Over the weekend, British police arrested at least 15 people, including a 13-year-old, after a protest by crowds outside a hotel housing asylum seekers turned violent. It followed rumours on social media that a man, suspected of being an asylum seeker, made inappropriate advances towards a school girl. RTHK's UK correspondent, Gavin Grey, told Vicky Wong that the use of hotels for asylum seekers had upset many residents:
US senate to hold 'crypto crash' hearing  Listenfacebook
The US Senate Banking Committee will be holding a "Crypto Crash’ hearing on Tuesday, looking at whether financial system safeguards are needed for digital assets. It comes amid calls to regulate the industry and safeguard crypto investors. RTHK's US economics correspondent, Barry Wood, in Washington, told Vicky Wong the hearing was prompted by the failure of the FTX exchange: