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


Now playing: Policy Address needs 'tax incentives for families'
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Regional flight prices take off amid recovery  Listenfacebook
Flights between Hong Kong and the mainland, Southeast Asia and Japan have gone up significantly as air travel recovers after the pandemic. The data was released after authorities here said the aviation industry's recovery was in line with expectations. Natale Ching reports:
Home of Fringe Club up for lease  Listenfacebook
NGOs have been invited to submit proposals to lease part of an historic building in Central, also known as the Old Dairy Farm Depot. The space is currently used by the Fringe Club, which can also re-apply for the venue. Frank Yung reports:
Policy Address needs 'tax incentives for families'  Listenfacebook
More groups have offered their proposals to the Chief Executive ahead of his policy address in October. Among them is the Liberal Party, which called for more incentives to encourage middle-class families to have babies, as Elvis Yu reports:
Lawmaker wants roadmap to universal suffrage  Listenfacebook
Third Side lawmaker Tik Chi-yuen has called on John Lee to come up with a roadmap that leads to universal suffrage in his upcoming policy address. The lawmaker says a democratic system will give people hope about the city and in turn encourage them to give birth. He spoke to Kimmy Lau:
Public sector doctors need better "prospects"  Listenfacebook
The vice president of the Public Doctors' Association says he hopes there can be gradual reforms to prevent middle-aged specialists leaving for the private sector. Dr Herbert Kwok says such doctors may feel frustrated at having to continue working on the frontline and on overnight calls, with little prospect of promotion. Dr Kwok also told Samantha Butler that there may be an increasing trend of doctors leaving, as the private sector started expanding once the Covid pandemic finished:
Man dies while inspecting crashed vehicle  Listenfacebook
A man has died after being hit by a truck near the Tai Lam Tunnel on Monday morning. He had been standing on the road inspecting his car after earlier colliding with another vehicle. Wendy Wong reports:
Hong Kong inflation down slightly in July  Listenfacebook
Inflation in Hong Kong remains moderate. Government figures show consumer prices rose by 1.8 percent in July, down slightly from the month before. Frank Yung reports:
Second suspected CIA spy uncovered in a month  Listenfacebook
Mainland authorities have uncovered another Chinese national suspected of spying for the CIA. It is the second such case in the past month, as Kelly Yu reports:
PBOC cuts one-year loan rate to 3.4 percent  Listenfacebook
The People's Bank of China has cut a key interest rate in a bid to help the world's second-largest economy. Sean Kennedy reports:
Foreign ties, human trafficking among Hun Manet's challenges  Listenfacebook
Tuesday marks Hun Manet's first day in office as prime minister. He has a PhD and went to a prestigious military college in the United States. But will he be any different from his father Hun Sen, who has been in power in Cambodia for decades? Annemarie Evans spoke to RTHK's Southeast Asia correspondent, Luke Hunt, about the challenges the new prime minister faces: