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


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CE contender, John Lee, nabs 786 nominations  Listenfacebook
Former Chief Secretary, John Lee, has submitted his nominations to stand for Hong Kong's top job. They are still to be validated, but he is the only contender so far to submit any papers in support of their candidacy to become Chief Executive, with the nomination period set to close at 5pm on Thursday. Damon Pang reports:
Political, business heavyweights support Lee  Listenfacebook
Some of the city's political heavyweights and business leaders, including former chief executive CY Leung, are among those who have nominated John Lee as Hong Kong’s next leader. Frank Yung reports:
'HK needs sea change in governance'  Listenfacebook
Andrew Leung is an independent China strategist who served 38 years in the government, including as director general of the Social Welfare Department. Annemarie Evans asked him about John Lee's bid to become chief executive, starting with his results-oriented approach to governance:
Rapid test use to expand as Covid measures relaxed  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced that when social distancing measures are relaxed next Thursday, people will be asked to take rapid Covid tests if they engage in activities with a higher transmission risk. She said she would announce details of the relaxation plans later on Thursday. But the end of the flight suspension mechanism will not be among them, as Jimmy Choi reports:
Sinovac boosters available for children  Listenfacebook
Sinovac boosters for children aged between three and 11 will open for booking on Thursday. They must have taken the second jab at least three months ago. Jimmy Choi reports:
Complaints over online shopping surge  Listenfacebook
The Consumer Council says there have been complaints about online purchases of rapid test kits for Covid-19. According to the watchdog, some unhappy customers say their orders were severely delayed and they could not get their money back. Frances Sit reports:
Consumers urged not to stockpile RAT kits  Listenfacebook
The Consumer Council's chief executive, Gilly Wong, has urged people not to stockpile rapid antigen tests for Covid-19, saying supplies are now plentiful and the prices have come down. She told Samantha Butler that stockpiling tests would create wastage when the products reached their expiry dates:
Covid cases rise in Shanghai  Listenfacebook
Shanghai has seen another surge in Covid-19 infections. Authorities have banned most cars from the roads and have warned anyone violating lockdown rules that they will be dealt with strictly. Around three-quarters of the residents of China's business capital have now been screened for the virus, as Natale Ching reports:
SAR govt dismisses US human rights report  Listenfacebook
Officials have strongly opposed what they called "unfounded allegations" against the Hong Kong SAR government made in a US report, and pointed out that human rights are fully protected by law. Aaron Tam reports:
Legislator calls for minimum wage wage boost  Listenfacebook
Unionist legislator, Lam Chun-sing, has called on the government to increase the minimum wage to at least catch up with inflation. The call comes ahead of the start of a six-week consultation by the Minimum Wage Commission next week. The commission will submit its recommendations to the government before the end of October. The current minimum wage is $37.50. It was frozen last year, the first time it had not gone up since the minimum wage took effect in 2011. Lam, from the Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions, played down concerns that a higher minimum wage would add to the woes of businesses already hit by the pandemic. He spoke to Timmy Sung:
Activist jailed over Yuen Long march  Listenfacebook
Activist Max Chung has been jailed for 16 months after he pleaded guilty to organising an unauthorised assembly in Yuen Long almost three years ago. Jimmy Choi reports: