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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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PLA begins military exercises in Taiwan Strait  Listenfacebook
The People’s Liberation Army says it successfully conducted “precision missile strikes” in the Taiwan Strait on Thursday as part of military exercises around the island. The PLA launched live-fire drills in multiple areas in a show of force following a visit to Taipei by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Cecil Wong reports:
5,000 daily Covid cases, and still rising  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's daily Covid tally has topped the 5,000 mark. As Frank Yung reports, health authorities warn that infections still have not peaked yet:
Parents urged to inoculate babies against Covid  Listenfacebook
A doctor in charge of the Hospital Authority’s paediatric services has urged parents to get their kids vaccinated against Covid, warning that the number of young children infected with the virus - who have to be admitted to hospital - has been increasing in recent weeks. He made the appeal as Hong Kong started inoculating babies as young as six months. Maggie Ho reports:
Imported malaria clusters found  Listenfacebook
Local health authorities have expressed concern about a cluster of imported malaria cases from Africa. They have recorded 30 infections, in the past month or so, and one fatality. Wendy Wong reports:
Two more foster home workers plead guilty to abuse  Listenfacebook
Two more former childcare workers at a Prince Edward foster home have pleaded guilty to abusing youngsters under their care. They are the latest carers found to have mistreated kids, in a scandal where 40 children were allegedly abused at the facility. Aaron Tam reports:
Judge upholds Christmas protest conviction  Listenfacebook
A High Court judge has upheld a ruling of a magistrate who convicted and jailed a 21-year-old student for resisting arrest during a "shop with you" protest on Christmas Eve in 2019. Timmy Sung reports:
Green group urges people to walk more  Listenfacebook
A green group has warned that Hong Kong people have been taking fewer journeys on foot, threatening both their health and the environment. The World Green Organisation spoke to 500 residents in June and found less than eight percent said they walked for at least 30 minutes a day. That's down from 8.4 percent last year. William Yu, the group's founder and CEO, said rising temperatures and the pandemic were probably behind this drop in activity. He told Kelly Yu that people should walk more to help reduce carbon emissions:
Wild cheetahs to be moved to India  Listenfacebook
Next week, a group of cheetahs will be moved from Africa to their new home in a sprawling national park in India. It is the first time a large carnivore is being moved from one continent to another and being reintroduced in the wild. The hope is that the world's fastest land animal will make a comeback in India, more than half a century after it became extinct there. Ben Tse asked RTHK's Delhi correspondent Murali Krishnan where the cheetahs were now: