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


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Govt under fire over Yuen Long blackout  Listenfacebook
The government has come under fire for its handling of the blackout that stretched from Yuen Long to Tin Shui Wai and Tuen Mun, after a power-transmission bridge in Yuen Long burst into flames and collapsed on Tuesday night. Lawmakers complained about a lack of effort to keep the public informed. Frank Yung reports:
Schools complain of late suspension announcement  Listenfacebook
Fourteen schools in Tin Shui Wai affected by the power outage were suspended on Wednesday. But as Wendy Wong reports, some had complained that the announcement came too late:
No evidence of arson in Yuen Long blaze  Listenfacebook
The Fire Services Department says it will work with CLP Power to look into the cause of the blaze. It is believed to have been an accident, as Maggie Ho reports:
CLP urged to improve contingency plans  Listenfacebook
The government has told CLP Power to submit a preliminary report on the power outage within three days, and a full report in two weeks. Chan Siu-hung is a senior adviser to the power company and also an election committee lawmaker. He told Natale Ching that CLP will not only look into the cause of the fire, but how contingencies for such events can be improved:
Regina Ip named new Exco convenor  Listenfacebook
New People's Party chairwoman, Regina Ip, has been named convenor of incoming leader John Lee’s Executive Council. She is one of eight lawmakers in the new cabinet. Damon Pang reports:
Too early to predict influence of new Exco  Listenfacebook
A political analyst says it is too early to say what kind of influence the new Executive Council can have on the incoming administration. John Burns, from the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong, was commenting on the new 16-member line-up headed by New People's Party chairwoman, Regina Ip. He welcomed the inclusion of more politicians on the advisory body, and told Samantha Butler that party politics could bring a unifying vision and platform to John Lee's government:
2,000 Covid cases a day expected 'soon'  Listenfacebook
Health authorities have warned that Hong Kong's daily Covid caseload could soon top 2,000. They are projecting a slow increase in the number of infections in the near future, as Joanne Wong reports:
Xi warns about 'expanding military alliances'  Listenfacebook
President Xi Jinping has warned against "expanding" military ties. He made the comments in a speech at the opening ceremony of a virtual summit with leaders from Russia, India, Brazil and South Africa. Aaron Tam reports: