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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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Super Typhoon Saola brings HK to a standstill  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong is hunkering down as Super Typhoon Saola closes in on the territory. The number eight typhoon signal is up, and all schools, the stock market, and most businesses will remain shut for the day. Trains are running at limited frequencies, but most bus routes and all ferries are shut. As Janice Wong reports, forecasters say an even higher storm signal may be on the cards as Saola looks to be an almost-direct hit:
Students injured in bus crash in Lantau  Listenfacebook
34 people have been injured after a school bus collided with a double-decker in North Lantau. Three people, including the school bus driver and two students, were seriously hurt. Police are investigating the collision, as Frank Yung reports:
Singer jailed over sedition and money-laundering  Listenfacebook
Singer Tommy Yuen has been sentenced to 26 months in prison for making seditious comments and laundering more than $700,000, raised through crowdfunding. Wendy Wong reports:
Golf club prepares to relinquish its land  Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong Golf Club says it will ensure the courses in Fanling are in the best condition possible for upcoming events, even after the government takes back 32 hectares of the site on Friday. Vanessa Cheng reports:
Professor hopes to boost cardiac arrest survival rates  Listenfacebook
A cardiology professor at the University of Hong Kong wants to incorporate CPR training in schools so future generations will be better equipped to help save lives - in particular from sudden cardiac arrest. Professor Tse Hung-fat recently joined the Lancet Commission that aims to boost international collaboration and action to reduce sudden cardiac deaths. Professor Tse said Hong Kong's deaths were lower than the global average, apart from men - who were on a par to international figures. But only 10 percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of hospital survive. He told Ben Tse about what could be done to reduce risk and improve survival rates:
Launch of HK's first carbon certification scheme  Listenfacebook
A new NGO says it hopes to encourage companies to reduce their emissions through its carbon registry project. Asia Carbon Institute says it will verify and certify the effectiveness of firms' conservation programmes so they can sell carbon credits to other businesses looking to offset their emissions. The institute's founder, John Lo, said the lack of any certification had slowed down the launch or implementation of greenhouse gas mitigation projects. He told Samantha Butler how companies were certified:
Baidu launches ChatGPT rival, ERNIE Bot   Listenfacebook
Internet giant Baidu has announced that its ChatGPT rival, called ERNIE Bot, is now fully available to the public on the mainland. It is a major leap for the nation's tech sector as it aims to cash in on the global artificial intelligence gold rush. Hailey Yip reports:
Automatic dismissal for rogue UK cops  Listenfacebook
Police officers guilty of gross misconduct in England and Wales will face automatic sackings, the government there has announced. The change follows high-profile cases of officers committing rape and murder. The Police Federation, which represents rank and file officers, called the changes "a return to kangaroo courts". Under the new system, chief constables or their deputies will chair misconduct panels hearing serious allegations against officers. Annemarie Evans asked RTHK's UK correspondent, Gavin Grey, if the measures would help restore confidence in the police force in England and Wales: