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


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Legco 2016 special feature: Superseats   Listenfacebook
The election of five Hong Kong District Councillors to the Legislative Council in the so-called "superseat" polls have made these some of the most hotly contested of the Legco elections. They are from a special functional constituency called 'District Council Second’, and more than three million voters will be eligible to choose the lawmakers from a total of nine tickets on September 4. Three are pro-government candidates and the rest are pan-democrats. Richard Pyne takes a look at the hopefuls:
Price set for first ‘HK property for HK people’ project   Listenfacebook
The first private housing project earmarked solely for Hong Kong people will go on sale for at least HK$15,000 per square foot. But the developer will offer a discount on the first batch of 110 flats in Kai Tak. Candice Wong reports:
One Kai Tak still attractive despite higher-than-expected price   Listenfacebook
A senior lecturer in building science and technology at the City University told RTHK he was not disappointed with the premium price set for the One Kai Tak property development. Dr Lawrence Poon also told Mike Weeks he doesn't believe the restrictions on the purchase and sale of these flats, under the “Hong Kong Property for Hong Kong People” scheme, will affect their popularity:
HK lagging behind on mobile-payment-services   Listenfacebook
The chairman of the FinTech committee of the Smart City Consortium has lashed out at the conservatism of Hong Kong regulators. Emil Chan says this is the reason the rollout of stored-value mobile payment services has come so late in the SAR. He was speaking to RTHK after the Monetary Authority announced that five companies had been granted licences to operate such services. They include two mainland companies, where such mobile-payment services are already widespread. Chan told Ben Tse he expects them to prove popular here:
New programmes to boost awareness on mental health  Listenfacebook
The government has launched a series of programmes to raise student awareness of mental health issues. The Education Bureau and Department of Health are cooperating to reach out to primary and secondary school students. They hope to empower teachers and parents to support emotionally-disturbed children starting from the upcoming school term. Professor Paul Yip is the Chairman of the Committee on Prevention of Student Suicides. Ian Pooler asked him for details of the programmes: