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


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Carrie Lam to formally enter CE race  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive contender, Carrie Lam, looks set to be the third and final candidate in the upcoming election. She is preparing to hand in her nominations from CE election committee members on Tuesday morning and is expected to have the backing of at least 400 members. And as Mike Weeks reports, Lam finally unveiled her full election platform on Monday, just before the nomination deadline:
Pro-democracy members send Woo Kwok-hing into the C-E race  Listenfacebook
Woo Kwok-hing has become the second person to be confirmed as an official candidate in next month's CE election. As Priscilla Ng reports, the nominations for the retired High Court judge - as well as his sole rival so far, the former Financial Secretary, John Tsang - have nearly all come from the pro-democracy camp:
Regina Ip urged to reveal stance on universal suffrage  Listenfacebook
Lawmaker Kenneth Leung from The Professionals Guild says CE contender, Regina Ip, should try to persuade the pro-democracy camp to support her, if she wants to raise enough nominations to become a formal candidate. Leung said this would mean Ip would have to make a public statement on whether she would support the pan-democrat's view on universal suffrage. Leung also told Ian Pooler that he disagreed with Carrie Lam that now is not the time to discuss political reform:
New rules for kindergartens to avoid over-drilling of children  Listenfacebook
Kindergartens will have a new set of curriculum guidelines for the new school year. As Joanne Wong reports, the goal is to prevent excessive drilling of young children:
Primary schools consulted over new kindergarten rules  Listenfacebook
The Deputy Secretary for Education, Catherine Chan, says the government has consulted local schools and kindergartens over the new curriculum guidelines. Chan says she hopes the two sectors can work together to help young pupils make a smooth transition to primary school. She also expressed hope that schools wouldn't adopt strict screening requirements during admission procedures, which often place pressure on parents who are keen to place their children in popular schools. Chan told Samantha Butler the new rules for kindergartens aim to advocate the importance of playing in local education.
Hong Kong ageing problem accelerating  Listenfacebook
Census officials have warned that Hong Kong is facing a serious ageing problem. They say this is particular obvious when compared to countries, such as Malaysia and Australia. Candice Wong reports: