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


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Budget tour crowd measures take effect  Listenfacebook
The executive director of the Hong Kong Tourism Association, Timothy Chui, says he saw an obvious improvement after new crowd control measures were imposed on mainland tour groups in To Kwa Wan. But he admitted there was room for improvement and a need for more restaurants to cater to low-cost tours. Maggie Ho reports:
Kwun Tong nullah gets a facelift  Listenfacebook
Authorities say they are transforming a nullah in Kwun Tong into a river, and will spruce up the surrounding area for leisure activities. A footbridge across the waterway will also connect the Kwun Tong promenade and a new waterfront area in Cha Kwo Ling. Violet Wong reports:
Police want billion-dollar communications system  Listenfacebook
The police have proposed spending more than $5 billion on a new communications system that can transmit real-time messages, with video, voice and pictures. The force says it will enhance law enforcement. Damon Pang reports:
Baby bird rescues on the rise  Listenfacebook
An animal rescue group says a huge rise in the number of baby birds being delivered to its centre shows a welcome increase in interest in biodiversity. But it is urging the public to hold off removing them unless they are clearly in danger. Kadoorie Farm's Wild Animal Rescue Centre said concerned people should take simple steps to help keep the baby birds safe instead of taking them out of their environment or calling in the SPCA. Hailey Yip reports:
Half of bird rescues needn't be removed  Listenfacebook
The head of Kadoorie Farm's fauna conservation department, says 50 percent of the rescued baby birds brought to it could probably have been left where they were, to be cared for by their parents. Gary Ades told Vicky Wong that if people find a baby bird that has fallen from its nest, if it is uninjured, they could simply move it to a safer place away from predators:
HKU professor backs calls for AI 'pause'  Listenfacebook
A University of Hong Kong professor says the education sector needs time to adjust to AI tools, such as ChatGPT, and form policies over its use. Alfonso Ngan, Chair in Materials Science and Engineering, said the university faced a dilemma in allowing students to study the technology, while preventing them from using the chatbot to write assignments. Professor Ngan was among a thousand top technology professionals around the world who signed a letter, calling for a six-month pause in the development of powerful new AI tools to make sure they are safe. He told Samantha Butler about his concerns:
China will be 'anchor' for global peace and recovery  Listenfacebook
Premier Li Qiang says the nation will take up its responsibility as the world's second-largest economy. In a keynote speech at the Boao Forum in Hainan, Li said China would act as an "anchor" for global peace and recovery. The premier also said Beijing was committed to reform and opening up. Kelly Yu reports: