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


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HK criticises US human trafficking report  Listenfacebook
The SAR government has hit out at the US State Department's latest assessment of Hong Kong in its 2023 Human Trafficking report, saying human trafficking is not prevalent here and neither is the city a major transit point for syndicates. Robert Kemp reports:
Premature baby dies after equipment blunder  Listenfacebook
Prince of Wales Hospital is investigating the death of a premature newborn on Tuesday, after an equipment blunder meant the baby did not receive required drugs. The Coroner will also follow up on the case. Altis Wong reports:
Aviation union concerned over labour import plans  Listenfacebook
A union representing aviation workers says the government's plan to bring in thousands of non-local airport staff could lead to an exodus of existing employees. Up to 6,300 airport workers are to be recruited from outside the territory. Kelly Yu reports:
Warning on air circulator fans  Listenfacebook
People are being urged to stop using any fans that make strange noises, emit odours or have broken casings, after some on sale here failed a watchdog's safety tests. Ada Au reports:
'Set timers on appliances to save energy'  Listenfacebook
The Consumer Council found four of the 12 air circulator fans it tested lacked sufficient insulation, leading to a risk of electric shocks, while four had other problems, including fire risks or children getting their fingers caught. Victor Lui, vice-chairman of the council’s research and testing committee, spoke to Vanessa Cheng:
Watchdog finds carcinogens on balloons  Listenfacebook
The consumer watchdog is also urging people to use a pump to inflate balloons rather than blowing them up by mouth, after finding a "worrying" amount of balloons on sale here contained excessive levels of cancer-causing toxins. Violet Wong reports:
Govt boosts incentives over urban renewal projects  Listenfacebook
The government has proposed a new town planning mechanism for two of the city's oldest districts. It is aimed at attracting private developers to take part in urban renewal. Frank Yung reports:
Housing Authority to discuss sales of recovered flats  Listenfacebook
RTHK has learnt that authorities plan to start regular sales of recovered flats at public housing estates. The Housing Authority is expected to discuss the matter at its meeting today. Violet Wong reports:
Warmer climes bringing in more butterfly species  Listenfacebook
An environmental group says its latest survey of butterfly species has shown the largest-ever variety present in Hong Kong. Green Power has been conducting surveys of the butterfly population since 2005. Its assistant senior education and project manager, Helen Yau, told Ben Tse that warmer temperatures in the city resulted in the finding of new tropical butterfly species:
China records highest youth unemployment rate  Listenfacebook
There are now fresh concerns about the world's second-largest economy. The mainland's youth jobless rate hit a record high in May, while industrial output and retail sales fell short of expectations. Elvis Yu reports:
Damning report deals blow to Boris Johnson  Listenfacebook
A parliamentary inquiry in Britain has found that former prime minister, Boris Johnson, lied repeatedly to parliament about breaking lockdown rules during the coronavirus pandemic. The report by a committee of MPs found that Johnson committed a serious contempt of parliament over his behaviour. The committee said if Johnson had not quit, he would have been suspended from parliament for 90 days. The full parliament will vote on the report on Monday - Johnson's 59th birthday. RTHK's UK correspondent Gavin Grey, told Samantha Butler that the punishment against Johnson was increased, given his reaction to the report: