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


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HK urged to be vigilant against anti-China forces  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office director, Xia Baolong, has called on the SAR government to live up to people’s expectations and work to address Hong Kong's most pressing and urgent problems. He also warned the city to stay vigilant against anti-China forces that he said still had designs on destabilising both Hong Kong and Macau. Damon Pang reports:
Kindergarten students quarantined in Covid outbreak  Listenfacebook
Health authorities have said dozens of students at a kindergarten in Kowloon Tong have been quarantined over a widening outbreak linked to a school bus route, as health officials reported over 3,400 new Covid-19 cases on Monday. Joanne Wong reports:
Contaminants found in cooking oils  Listenfacebook
The Consumer Council has warned shoppers to choose cooking oils carefully. The watchdog says it found contaminants or carcinogens in some popular products from supermarkets and department stores. Kelly Yu reports:
Greenpeace: Millions of disposable cups used each year  Listenfacebook
A green group has urged the government to map out a timetable to regulate disposable utensils. Greenpeace says the current plan to phase out dine-in plastic tableware by 2025 is not good enough. The group surveyed 1,005 people and found 37 percent were in the habit of buying takeaway coffee, consuming on average three cups per-week. It estimated that 400 million coffee cups were disposed of in a year. Greenpeace campaigner Leanne Tam told Kelly Yu that both the government and individuals had to play a part in waste reduction:
China's banks urged to support property sector  Listenfacebook
China's banking regulator has urged lenders to extend more credit to real estate developers, as a growing number of homebuyers withhold mortgage payments on unfinished housing projects across 50 cities. Aaron Tam reports:
HK bracing for hot weekend  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong has been under a hot spell and the sweltering heat is not expected to end any time soon. The Observatory has forecast the mercury to stay above 33 degrees Celsius for the coming nine days, and even reach as high as 35 degrees. Louie Lobo, a senior lecturer from the Education University's Department of Health and Physical Education, told Vicky Wong that people should take precautions when playing sports in the heat:
Britain swelters under 'Meltdown Monday'  Listenfacebook
Britain is bracing for what is expected to be its hottest day ever, with the mercury forecast to reach as high as 41 degrees Celsius. On Monday, temperatures breached 38 degrees in Suffolk. British train companies cancelled services; a runway at an air force base reportedly melted in the heat and some schools closed, while officials urged the public to stay home and the government triggered a "national emergency" alert. RTHK's London-based correspondent, Kay Oliver, told Samantha Butler that some people dubbed the sweltering day as 'meltdown Monday':
Ukraine's Zelensky fires two officials for treason  Listenfacebook
President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has fired the head of the country's security agency and prosecutor general, citing many cases of - what he called - treason within the two powerful organisations. Spy chief Ivan Bakanov and top state prosecutor Iryna Venediktova were once considered close allies of Zelensky. Annemarie Evans asked Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University in the UK, for his take on what was happening with Zelensky's security chiefs: