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


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HK returns to normal after record rainfall  Listenfacebook
The government says there should not be a problem for people to return to work and go to school on Monday, as Hong Kong has largely returned to normal after the city was pounded by record rainfall last week. The city was brought to a standstill on Friday after the heaviest rainfall since records began in 1884. Damon Pang reports:
Tenants evacuated from luxury Redhill houses  Listenfacebook
Authorities are continuing their inspection of Redhill Peninsula in Tai Tam, after last week's torrential downpour triggered a landslide in the area and undermined the structural safety of some of the houses there. As Priscilla Ng reports, development minister Bernadette Lin said initial investigation revealed unauthorised building works at one of the houses concerned:
Shek O residents head to the city for supplies  Listenfacebook
Shek O residents have been heading out to the city to stock up on supplies, after public transport resumed following emergency repair works. Villages there were cut off from the rest of Hong Kong for two days due to landslides and subsidence triggered by what authorities called the “once in 500 years” storm. Kelly Yu reports:
Deluge highlights issues with drainage under old roads  Listenfacebook
The vice-chairman of the Southern District Council, Paul Zimmerman, says the government could have had better communication with Hong Kong residents, as the city was flooded in Friday's deluge. Zimmerman, who is also the CEO of Designing Hong Kong, also said Shek O residents were left in the dark over road repairs. He told Janice Wong that the drainage system under many old mountain roads was a long-standing issue:
More awareness needed over pneumonia  Listenfacebook
A medical expert has called on elderly people to get vaccinated against pneumonia after a recent survey revealed an "alarming lack of awareness" about the pneumococcal vaccine. The study by the Hong Kong Alliance of Patients' Organisations and Polytechnic University found more than half of the 2,000 senior citizens surveyed had not taken the vaccine. Researchers said lack of information and concerns about side effects deterred people. Ivan Hung, who heads the infectious disease division at the University of Hong Kong, told Kelly Yu that more public education was needed to raise people's awareness about the potentially deadly disease:
BRI talks to explore Middle East opportunities  Listenfacebook
Financial Secretary Paul Chan says Hong Kong can make unique contributions to the country's Belt and Road Initiative because international investors have tremendous trust in the city's financial system. He said with more green infrastructure projects in the pipeline, the SAR would have a big role to play. Damon Pang reports:
Biden seeks stronger ties with Vietnam  Listenfacebook
After attending the G20 summit in India, President Biden has travelled to Vietnam for a visit aimed at improving relations and deepening economic ties between the two countries - half a century after the end of the lengthy and brutal Cold War era conflict. After wooing nations like India, Japan and South Korea, it is the latest effort by the Biden administration to reach out to China's neighbours as it seeks to counter Beijing's growing influence in the Asia Pacific region. But RTHK's US economics correspondent, Barry Wood, in Washington does not believe Vietnam could create the next Silicon Valley: