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


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First authorised protest in HK since 2019  Listenfacebook
The government says it has been meeting residents in Tseung Kwan O to discuss their opposition to reclamation plans near their homes. It comes as some 80 people staged what was Hong Kong's first authorised protest since 2019. Violet Wong reports:
London recruitment drive to attract doctors  Listenfacebook
The Hospital Authority is hosting a recruitment day in London next month, hoping to attract medical professionals in Britain to come and work in Hong Kong. But as Ada Au reports, authorities are being urged to provide more support and incentives for those who would like to work here:
Pilot project to encourage 'preventative' maintenance  Listenfacebook
The Urban Renewal Authority says it is planning to use a starter home project in Hung Hom as a pilot programme to encourage homeowners to work out regular building renovation plans. Kelly Yu reports:
FS hails family businesses summit a success  Listenfacebook
Financial Secretary Paul Chan says a summit held to attract family businesses to Hong Kong has concluded with a fruitful end, with some attendees saying they have already decided to move to the city. Violet Wong reports:
China, Honduras establish diplomatic ties  Listenfacebook
China has established diplomatic ties with Honduras, with Beijing hailing the move as an important decision that recognises the one-China principle. It comes after the Central American country severed links with Taiwan. Kenny Hodgart reports:
China welcomes foreign firms, like 'family'  Listenfacebook
Commerce Minister Wang Wentao has told delegates at the China Development Forum in Beijing that foreign companies are like "family". He said China wanted foreign firms, including those from the US, to continue to invest in the country. Kenny Hodgart reports:
HKRU 'delighted' with Rugby Sevens ticket sales  Listenfacebook
Ticket sales for this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens have exceeded that of November's event, when it was last held. Robbie McRobbie, CEO of the Hong Kong Rugby Union, said he was delighted that over the weekend, it hit a target of 30,000 tickets sold. The venue, the Hong Kong Stadium, has a capacity of 40,000. McRobbie told Janice Wong that it would be a packed three days of matches, with the inclusion of the top 12 women's teams for the first time:
Questions raised over police use of force in France  Listenfacebook
The office of French Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, says she plans to meet with opposition leaders and trade unions, in the hope of ending weeks of protests against a new pension law. The law will raise the retirement age by two years, to 64. Since January, hundreds of thousands of French people have marched against the reform. RTHK's Europe correspondent Peter Anderson told Samantha Butler that questions had now been raised over the police's use of force against protesters:
Deadly tornado hits Mississippi Delta  Listenfacebook
Emergency workers in the United States are trying to reach hundreds of people left homeless by a deadly tornado in the Mississippi Delta - one of the poorest regions of the US. President Biden declared a major emergency in Mississippi state. It frees federal funds to pay for temporary housing, uninsured losses, and general recovery for affected residents and businesses in four counties. RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, told Samantha Butler that the death toll of 25 was expected to rise: