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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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Government denies deterioration in HK human rights   Listenfacebook
Advocacy groups have voiced disappointment and concern after the government denied reports that Hong Kong's human rights situation has deteriorated at a key UN meeting in Geneva. The Chief Secretary, Matthew Cheung appeared to dismiss any notion that freedoms here may be under attack. Alex Price reports:
Barry Cheung aide to testify against Mercantile Exchange founder   Listenfacebook
A financial chief of the now-defunct Mercantile Exchange says he's willing to become a prosecution witness in the trial of the exchange's founder and former Executive Council member Barry Cheung. Damon Pang reports:
No quick fix to Tung Chung crowds  Listenfacebook
A professor in tourism says the problems surrounding the opening of the bridge to Zhuhai and Macau are largely down to a lack of planning and preparation of travel infrastructure for the crossing. There were long queues for shuttle buses on the weekend after the bridge opened, and last Sunday residents of Tung Chung were swamped by mainland tourists. Acting Chief Executive Teresa Cheng says the government has written to Guangdong authorities about the arrival from the bridge of apparently illegal tour groups. But Professor Brian King from the Polytechnic University's School of Hotel and Tourism Management told Damon Pang there's no quick fix to deal with the crowds in Tung Chung:
Government urged to address worries over HPV jabs   Listenfacebook
Medical experts say the government needs to educate parents as well as students if its plan to give schoolgirls free HPV vaccinations is to prove effective. The Human papillomavirus can lead to cervical cancer, and the government wants to start vaccinating girls aged nine to 11, from the next school year. But Chinese University Professor Paul Chan says a study has found that many parents fear the vaccines are dangerous, while some worry the programme will encourage their daughters to start having sex. He spoke to Phoebe Ng:
Rapidly greying HK in need of gerontechnology   Listenfacebook
How is gerontechnology improving the lives of the elderly and caregivers? Well the Gerontech and Innovation Expo and Summit in Hong Kong may offer some answers. Hundreds of high-tech products will be showcased in the exhibition later this month. John Fung is the business director of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, which is co-organising the event. Ian Pooler asked him what exactly gerontechnology is:
A look back at 90 years of broadcasting   Listenfacebook
An exhibition opened on Wednesday at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum to mark RTHK's 90th anniversary. Visitors will be able to travel through time and space to see how radio and television developed in Hong Kong, to revisit some of the most popular programmes, and even experience first hand what it's like to be an on-air presenter. Priscilla Ng went along to have a look: