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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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CHP warns of rise in Covid caseload  Listenfacebook
For the second day in a row, daily Covid infections have breached the 800 mark, although the figure is down slightly from Saturday. Health authorities are warning the number could increase as the new cases were found all across Hong Kong. Frances Sit reports:
'HK needs to move away from dynamic zero Covid'  Listenfacebook
A business leader says if Hong Kong really does have a high degree of autonomy then it needs to shift away from Beijing's Covid strategy and allow for quarantine-free travel to resume. The vice chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce, George Cautherley, was commenting after the Chief Executive Carrie Lam conceded that strict border measures she imposed had "undermined" Hong Kong's status as an international hub. Cautherley told Janice Wong that the longer it took for Hong Kong to open up to the world, the bigger the adverse impact would be on businesses:
Beijing clamps down on 'ferocious' Covid outbreak  Listenfacebook
Beijing authorities will start three rounds of mass Covid testing in its most populous district on Monday as they attempt to curb an outbreak linked to a bar. The testing comes as the mainland detected 196 new locally-transmitted Covid cases. Joanne Wong reports:
Liaison office head says HK needs patriotic media  Listenfacebook
The director of Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong, Luo Huining, says the SAR needs patriotic media that will continue to hold on to the truth and "drain away filth". He said this was particularly important as Hong Kong prepared for the 25th anniversary of its return to Chinese sovereignty. Maggie Ho reports:
CE says international sanctions brought family closer  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive Carrie Lam says she feels like a great burden is being lifted from her shoulders as her tenure ends this month. Speaking about the impact of international sanctions placed on her, she said it had brought her family closer together as they considered that she was being bullied. Wendy Wong reports:
Govt urged to help underprivileged youth  Listenfacebook
A concern group has urged the next term of government to provide more support for underprivileged young people so they can climb the social ladder. The Society for Community Organisation says a survey it conducted showed many of them had given up trying to improve their livelihoods after finding it impossible. Frank Yung reports:
FS hails voucher scheme for boosting 'digital' economy  Listenfacebook
The Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, says the government’s spending voucher scheme has promoted electronic payment among both consumers and businesses, creating favourable conditions for the development of the digital economy. Maggie Ho reports:
US senators reach bipartisan gun control deal  Listenfacebook
A group of 20 senators from both sides of the political divide in the United States has announced measures aimed at curbing gun violence, following a spate of mass shootings. President Biden welcomed the limited proposals, describing them as 'important steps'. RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, told Samantha Butler more about the measures: