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


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Cut down on instant noodles, urges Consumer Council  Listenfacebook
The Consumer Council says one bag of instant noodles has more sodium than what an adult should get from a single meal. As Vanessa Cheng reports, the consumer watchdog said such products are overly fatty as well:
Watchdog calls for improvement in food app services  Listenfacebook
The Consumer Council has found that the majority of food ordered through online platforms had not been delivered on time, and the longest delay was about twenty minutes. The watchdog tested six platforms commonly used in Hong Kong, and found that 60 percent of orders did not arrive at the estimated time. Kenneth Chan, the vice-chairman of the council's publicity and community relations committee, told Vanessa Cheng that the longest estimated delivery time was about one-and-a-half hours, falling way short of consumer expectations:
Four people charged for match fixing  Listenfacebook
Four people, including three footballers, have been charged for fixing local Premier League and First Division matches, as well as illegal gambling. Damon Pang reports:
New anti-graft academy to offer tailor-made training  Listenfacebook
An academy providing tailored programmes to anti-corruption officers from around the world will be launched in Hong Kong this month. As Frank Yung reports, a nine-day financial investigation specialist training course is set to kick off the institution's establishment:
Police publishes new storybook on scam prevention  Listenfacebook
The police are distributing 20,000 copies of a new children’s picture book to about 1,000 kindergartens, to educate children about fraud prevention. The book was designed and illustrated in collaboration with the Education University's early childhood education department. Chief Inspector Mak Po-yi said the book, which features lots of drawings, would help children easily understand what a scam is and how to deal with it. She spoke to Elvis Yu:
BPA again calls for 'spicy measures' to be lifted  Listenfacebook
The Business and Professionals Alliance has again called on authorities to remove spicy measures for property purchases and reduce stock stamp duties to revive a slowing economy two weeks ahead of the Budget Address. The BPA made the call as it launched a bus parade to send new year greetings to Hongkongers on the sixth day of the Lunar New Year. Speaking at the event, lawmaker Jeffrey Lam told Chloe Feng that the removal of such measures is vital to reverse the market downturn:
Mixed reactions on spending despite tourist surge  Listenfacebook
There have been mixed reactions on tourist spending during the Lunar New Year holiday. Hong Kong had seen a surge in visitors with figures from the Tourism Board showing that nearly 750,000 visitors arrived in the SAR during the four-day holiday period. Some 650,000 of them were from the mainland, which was more than the same period in 2018. Elvis Yu reports:
HK needs to up its game in attracting visitors: Allan Zeman  Listenfacebook
Chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong Group, Allan Zeman, said while it is great to see more tourists coming to Hong Kong over the Lunar New Year break, the city needs to do more to draw visitors, especially those from abroad. He said the SAR has been organising activities and events that are similar in scale and nature to those before the pandemic, and it is high time that authorities think of new and innovative ideas to make the city more attractive. He spoke to Hailey Yip:
Baptist University considers moving campus to Northern Metropolis  Listenfacebook
The Baptist University has announced plans to relocate its campus to the university town in the Northern Metropolis. The university's vice chancellor said the current campus is too small, as Violet Wong reports:
Time-varying tunnel tolls working well: govt   Listenfacebook
The government says its new time-varying tolls have eased congestion at the three cross-harbour tunnels, with shorter queues at the crossings during peak hours. Aaron Tam reports:
'Delhi can't afford to ignore protesting farmers' demands'   Listenfacebook
There have been clashes between Indian farmers and police this week as tens of thousands tried to march to the capital to demand guaranteed prices for their produce. Police there had fired tear gas at the farmers near the Shambhu border on Wednesday, about 200 kilometres from New Delhi. RTHK's South Asia correspondent, Murali Krishnan, told Tony Sabine the government cannot afford to ignore farmers' demands with only months to go before the general election: