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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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Hong Kong could miss the boat on 5G   Listenfacebook
The Information Technology Federation has criticised the government for acting too slowly in rolling out 5G mobile services. That's after it launched an eight-week consultation on Wednesday on how to assign the first batch of spectrum for such services. The government plans to auction 5G spectrum from April 2020. But the honorary president of the IT Federation, Francis Fong, told RTHK that’s too late. He spoke to Damon Pang:
Government accused of white-washing history   Listenfacebook
News that the phrase "handover of sovereignty" has been removed from at least one government website has prompted fears that the authorities are trying to whitewash history. As Wendy Wong reports, it's the latest in a series of incidents that have raised questions about how Hong Kong deals with its history:
Concern grows over changes to the school curriculum   Listenfacebook
The Education Secretary, Kevin Yeung, has confirmed that the administration is undertaking a broad review of the curricula for primary and secondary schools. But Yeung denied reports that the government is looking to reduce the importance of a core subject, Liberal Studies. Frances Sit has that story:
Push for political correctness ‘worrying’   Listenfacebook
Political analyst Joseph Cheng says he believes people should be informed and educated about historical facts. He told RTHK it’s not right to say China’s government never gave up sovereignty over Hong Kong, even if that was done under an unequal treaty. Cheng said the government’s removal of the phrase "handover of sovereignty" from at least one of its websites is clearly an attempt to be politically correct and that is worrying. He spoke to Mike Weeks:
Police test roundabout cameras   Listenfacebook
The police are testing the use of cameras to clamp down on driving offences at roundabouts. A three-month trial has started at a busy roundabout near Tai Wai Station, where there were dozens of accidents last year. Superintendent Michael Yip told Timmy Sung how cameras will help in the prosecution of careless and dangerous drivers:
Flyover solution devised for GPS   Listenfacebook
Researchers at the University of Hong Kong say they have found a way to make GPS navigation systems recognise when cars are going up or down. This additional information can help the devices keep track of the exact location of vehicles. Right now, GPS systems often make mistakes when there are multiple levels of roads - one above another. That means they can't tell when cars are on a flyover, for example, and what level a turnoff is that they are telling drivers to take. The lead researcher on the GPS project, Professor Anthony Yeh, spoke to Ian Pooler: