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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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Health chief insists no rifts in government  Listenfacebook
The Secretary for Health, Lo Chung-mau, insists the government is united in its fight against Covid-19. He criticised the media for giving people the false impression that the administration was divided over its anti-epidemic measures. As Wendy Wong reports, he was referring to an article suggesting a rift over whether to lift quarantine measures in November:
Health authorities warn Covid cases will keep rising  Listenfacebook
The number of new Covid-19 cases has remained above the 10,000 mark, with authorities again warning that infection figures will likely keep rising. Joanne Wong reports:
Some seniors reluctant to get jabbed or report positive RATs  Listenfacebook
A new survey of people aged 60 and over has found more than one in 10 concealed previous Covid infections, while some say fear of side effects stopped them getting three jabs. Kelly Yu reports:
Expert surprised over elderly jab hesitancy  Listenfacebook
Infectious diseases specialist, Joseph Tsang, says he is surprised to find that some elderly people are still reluctant to get Covid jabs. The Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute interviewed 664 people aged 60 and over and found 18 percent had not been fully vaccinated, with a third of these expressing concern over side effects. Tsang told Samantha Butler more about the survey findings:
Two arrests of child's death in subdivided unit  Listenfacebook
The death of a five-year-old boy who was found unconscious with multiple injuries inside a subdivided Sham Shui Po flat at the weekend has raised fresh concerns over the welfare of children from poor families. The boy's mother has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and another woman was also detained for alleged child neglect. Social work professor, Paul Wong from the University of Hong Kong, says there is always help available for struggling parents, and he urged people to muster the courage to reach out. He spoke to Wendy Wong:
Bleak recovery outlook for injured dancer  Listenfacebook
The father of a dancer injured during a concert by boyband MIRROR has revealed that the 27-year-old has been given a five-percent chance of fully recovering from a spinal injury. Mo Li is in danger of becoming permanently paralysed from the neck down. His father, Reverend Derek Li, said they would try acupuncture next, though the prospects of success were uncertain. Kelly Yu reports:
Next UK PM may be more hawkish on China  Listenfacebook
The leadership election to determine Britain’s next prime minister has seen contenders, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, clash on a range of issues, from how to fix the country’s ailing economy to each other’s political records. But on one issue, the Conservative Party hopefuls appeared to be in harmony - and that was over taking strong action against Beijing, with both vying to adopt the toughest line on how best to restrain China's burgeoning international influence. China specialist Mark O'Neill told Janice Wong that the era of friendly Sino-UK relations under David Cameron was over:
Eastern China, Japan hit by super typhoon  Listenfacebook
Eastern Chinese cities have suspended ferry services and classes and Japan has cancelled flights as the strongest global storm this year made its force felt. Super Typhoon Hinnamnor is forecast to head northeast toward the south of the Korean Peninsula. Joanne Wong reports:
Expanded Stock Connect welcomed  Listenfacebook
The Financial Secretary Paul Chan has hailed China's move to allow mainland investors to trade in shares of more overseas companies listed in Hong Kong. He says this will help entice more firms to list in the SAR. Cecil Wong reports: