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

2021-07-20
Tuesday

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CE urged by school heads to look into teacher exodus  Listenfacebook
Secondary schools principals have urged the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, to "listen to the people" and find out why so many teachers are moving out of Hong Kong. As Timmy Sung reports, they are worried a brain drain will affect the quality of education.
HK govt told to listen to people and tackle housing  Listenfacebook
A member of Beijing's top think tank on Hong Kong said state leaders want the SAR government to communicate more with the public, and do more to address housing issues. Frances Sit reports:
Lawmaker: Govt must tell people who not to pick  Listenfacebook
A pro-Beijing lawmaker says the government must warn voters not to pick "unpatriotic" candidates in future elections. Another says people also need to be reassured that they can exercise their right to vote without fear. Violet Wong reports:
Man in court over rape claim linked to hotpot scandal  Listenfacebook
A man has appeared in court charged with attempted rape, in a case which reportedly led police to bust three top government officials for flouting public gathering rules. Jimmy Choi reports:
Product designer jailed for rioting near PolyU  Listenfacebook
A product designer has been jailed for three years and nine months for rioting in Hung Hom in 2019. It took place during violent and fiery clashes between anti-government protesters and police at the nearby Polytechnic University. Timmy Sung reports:
Parents to watch out for sleep disorder in children  Listenfacebook
Parents are being urged to watch out for signs of obstructive sleep apnea in their children. A new study has found that kids with the disorder can be two-and-a-half times more likely to get hypertension when they grow older. The research by the Chinese University spanned over 10 years and covered more than 200 people. Dr Kate Chan, a clinical professional consultant at the university's Department of Paediatrics, spoke to Joanne Wong about the findings:
Overnight lockdown in Sheung Wan building  Listenfacebook
An overnight lockdown of a residential building in Sheung Wan has ended with around 185 people tested for Covid-19. No confirmed cases were found. The lockdown was ordered after a preliminary positive case stayed there more than two weeks ago. As Robert Kemp reports, the fully-vaccinated man took a brief holiday to the US.
Expert: 70 percent vaccination rate may not be enough  Listenfacebook
A respiratory medicine specialist has warned that even if Hong Kong reaches a 70 percent vaccination rate, it may no longer be good enough to provide herd immunity in light of the emergence of more contagious variants. Violet Wong reports:
Flood rescue efforts continue in Germany  Listenfacebook
In Germany, rescue workers are still looking for at least 170 people missing after last week's devastating floods in the west of the country. The government has rejected criticism over shortcomings in the country's warning systems. RTHK’s Europe correspondent Gavin Grey gave an update on the flood situation to Samantha Butler: