News Programme | Hong Kong Today(2023-05-25) - RTHK
Temperature Humidity
News Archive Can search within past 12 months

News Programmes

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


Now playing: 足本播放 Play full episode
Selected audio segments:
CE weighs in on Cathay discrimination row  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee has expressed deep disappointment and indignation over claims of discrimination against Cathay Pacific passengers who do not speak English. His transport minister said he had also told the airline of his deep concerns and demanded that its management improve services immediately. Wendy Wong reports:
CX union urges airline to protect frontline staff  Listenfacebook
A union representing Cathay Pacific's cabin crew has urged the airline to give clear guidelines to protect frontline staff. Leung Pak-hei reports:
Hongkongers told to be more welcoming  Listenfacebook
The government says Hong Kong needs to rebuild its image as a hospitable place with good services. As Ada Au reports, it also says every resident has a responsibility to welcome tourists:
Data collection needed to help boost organ donation rate  Listenfacebook
The president of the Hong Kong Transplant Sports Association says the government needs more data on organ donors so it can better promote the practise. Dr Chau Ka-foon was commenting after the government accused people of vilifying its plans for cross-border organ donations, resulting in thousands of withdrawals from its donor register. Dr Chau told Ben Tse that the donor rate in Hong Kong was very low:
Tighter rules to crack down on public housing abuse  Listenfacebook
Public housing tenants will be required to declare on a more regular basis whether or not they own property. It is one of a number of regulations that have been tightened by the Housing Authority after it was revealed that a suspect in a gruesome murder case had bought a government-subsidised flat despite already owning a luxury property. Aaron Tam reports:
Migrant workers unperturbed by criminal declaration  Listenfacebook
People coming to work or study in Hong Kong will have to declare any criminal convictions as part of their visa applications from June 18. The Immigration Department says the new rule will affect foreign domestic helpers and other workers, those coming for training or a working holiday, students, as well as people hoping to get a dependant visa. The move follows the introduction of a criminal record declaration requirement for a talent admission scheme in February. Eman Villanueva from the Asian Migrants' Coordinating Body believes the new requirement will not make a big difference because there are already similar procedures in the Philippines and Indonesia for workers going overseas. But he told Vanessa Cheng that he still had some concerns:
Reopening Covid clinics deemed unnecessary  Listenfacebook
Acting Secretary for Health Libby Lee says there is no need to reopen clinics to deal with Covid. She also says the latest wave of the coronavirus has reached its peak and the number of infections here will gradually come down, echoing comments earlier this week by government pandemic advisors. Vanessa Cheng reports:
University Farm begins selling local milk  Listenfacebook
Fresh milk from City University’s dairy farm in Tai Po is now available at its Kowloon Tong campus, eight months after the first cows arrived from Australia. It is a first for a local university. Professor Vanessa Barrs, Dean of the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences at the university, told Vicky Wong that in future, there were plans to produce an ice cream, and to stock a small amount of products in supermarkets for the public:
Visiting Russian PM hails ties with China  Listenfacebook
The Russian Prime Minister has visited Beijing where he met President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Qiang. Mikhail Mishustin is the highest-ranking Russian official to make the trip since his country's military operation in Ukraine began last year. Aaron Tam reports:
US denies enabling strikes inside Russia  Listenfacebook
The White House says it is looking into reports that US military vehicles were used in an incursion into Russia's Belgorod region. A Russian militia commander has claimed responsibility, although Moscow is blaming Monday's attack on Ukraine. After the attack, Moscow released pictures of abandoned or damaged Western military vehicles, including US-made Humvees. The US insists it did not "encourage or enable strikes inside of Russia". Annemarie Evans spoke to RTHK's Moscow correspondent Fred Weir about the incursion and Russia's reaction: