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Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong Today
Description:
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Presenter:
Michael Weeks and Ian Pooler

2015-08-28

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Democrats hold secret talks with Beijing official  Listenfacebook
Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau has rejected criticism over secret talks she held with a top Beijing official on Wednesday. She did admit that some members of the party's central committee were unhappy that they were not told about the meeting before it took place. Ms Lau and four other party members had lunch with Feng Wei, the Deputy Director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. She said she kept quiet about the meeting because Beijing did not want it publicised. Ian Pooler asked Ms Lau how the meeting came about:
Early diagnosis is key to tackling growing dementia problem   Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association says Asia is facing a growing dementia problem, as life expectancy increases in two of its most populous nations - China and Indonesia. September is World Alzheimer's Month, and the Association is calling on the Hong Kong government to raise awareness about the disease - and for social and medical services to improve communication when it comes to caring for dementia patients. Mike Weeks asked the Association's vice chairman, Dr David Dai, how many people in Hong Kong suffer from some form of dementia:
Former planner wants trams scrapped  Listenfacebook
A former government planner is proposing to do away with nearly the entire tram line on Hong Kong island, preserving just the Happy Valley loop as a kind of rolling museum. Sit Kwok-keung had already upset many people with his previous suggestion to close a section of the tram track in Central, to alleviate traffic congestion. So his expanded idea is sure to raise the volume of that outcry. Mike Weeks asked Mr Sit why he’d decided to expand the proposal: