Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Presenter:Janice Wong and Samantha Butler
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CE hints at radicals operating 'underground' Listen
The Chief Executive Carrie Lam says underground radicals or lone wolves might be lurking around and plotting to disrupt Hong Kong, even though the political situation here appears to be stable. She issued the warning as she talked about the visit of state leaders to mark the 25th anniversary of the handover. Maggie Ho reports.
Police launch terrorism reporting hotline Listen
Police are launching a counter-terrorism reporting hotline on Wednesday to encourage members of the public to provide intelligence on terrorism or violence-related crimes. Information can be provided through SMS and WeChat, with rewards offered for tip-offs that prove useful. Joanne Wong reports.
Rapid tests no longer included in daily Covid count Listen
Health officials have changed the way they report the daily Covid tally, with rapid tests for the virus no longer counted until they are confirmed. On Tuesday, 231 Covid cases were confirmed via PCR test, as Frank Yung reports.
CE offers no changes to anti-epidemic rules Listen
The change in the reporting of the Covid figures came after the Chief Executive said people who reported positive results through rapid self-tests would be required to undergo a PCR confirmation of their infection. Carrie Lam also confirmed that the current round of social-distancing measures would remain unchanged until her term finished at the end of this month - this time citing the recent rise in Covid infections. Timmy Sung reports.
Study shows HK losing its appeal to expats Listen
A human resources consultancy says the authorities must soon come up with a clear roadmap on the easing of Covid restrictions, or Hong Kong will lose its appeal to overseas talent - especially with living costs remaining high. ECA International says its annual study has found that the SAR continues to be the most expensive city for expatriates to live in. But its regional director for Asia, Lee Quane, told Joanne Wong that cost was just one factor affecting people's decision on whether to stay or go.
Aji Ichiban closes down Listen
The snack food franchise, Aji Ichiban, has confirmed it has closed up shop, affecting some 100 workers. Violet Wong reports.
HK's Palace Museum to open July 2 Listen
Officials have announced that the Hong Kong Palace Museum will open its doors to the public from July 2. Regular tickets will cost $50. Frank Yung reports.
Turning plastic waste into 'EcoBricks' Listen
A local start-up has joined forces with Sino Group to upcycle plastic waste into sustainable construction materials. EcoBricks founder, Shervin Sharghy, says their groundbreaking solution successful recycles all seven types of plastics into high-grade construction materials that are in line with, or even exceed local and international standards. He told Samantha Butler of one project at the Gold Coast, where 560 old washing machines were used to create over 15,000 eco pavement bricks.
Concerns grow over North Korean nuclear test Listen
Tensions on the Korean peninsula are escalating as satellite imagery indicates North Korea could be preparing for a nuclear test, which would be the country's seventh so far. The US deputy secretary of state, Wendy Sherman, has warned Pyongyang of a forceful response if it conducts a nuclear test. Annemarie Evans asked RTHK's correspondent in Seoul, Frank Smith, what the likelihood was of Pyongyang carrying out another nuclear test.