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


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Tsuen Wan line back to normal after doors fall off train  Listenfacebook
Train services on the MTR's Tsuen Wan Line are back to normal after several doors came off a carriage at Yau Ma Tei Station on Sunday. There were no reports of injuries on the train, but a woman was slightly hurt during the evacuation. The government says it has ordered the railway company to look into the incident and submit a report as quickly as possible. Maggie Ho reports:
Lawmaker says train evacuation was 'hazardous'  Listenfacebook
A lawmaker says passengers caught up in a drama on the MTR on Sunday should not have used an emergency exit to escape into the tunnel. The MTR Corporation says it is a standard evacuation route. But Gary Zhang, who used to be an engineer at the railway company, says the move was hazardous and unnecessary. Tom McAlinden reports:
Engineer: Driver's braking prevented bigger accident  Listenfacebook
An engineer says the train driver involved in Sunday's incident at Yau Ma Tei likely prevented an even bigger accident by hitting the emergency brake repeatedly. A passenger reported that the train jolted several times before coming to a stop. Louis Szeto, chairman of the international strategy board of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, says a more abrupt stop could have sent the train crashing into the platform screens, or the train doors flying through the carriages. He spoke to Maggie Ho:
Probe ordered after protest song played at rugby match  Listenfacebook
The government is demanding an investigation from the Hong Kong Rugby Union after organisers of an international tournament in South Korea played what it described as "a song closely associated with violent protests and the 'independence' movement in 2019" in place of the National Anthem. Vicky Wong reports:
Expert says slim chance of another Covid surge  Listenfacebook
Government medical adviser, David Hui, says he does not think Hong Kong will see another surge in Covid cases. He also says testing of incoming travellers can now be scaled back. Joanne Wong reports:
FS expects deficit to hit $100 billion  Listenfacebook
The Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, says he is not optimistic about the outlook for Hong Kong's economy. He pointed to a range of factors, including falling export volumes and rising interest rates. Kelly Yu reports:
Charity provides pathway to confidence for dyslexic kids  Listenfacebook
This year, Operation Santa Claus is raising money for 15 charities. One of the projects is “The Pathways Foundation”, an organisation dedicated to helping children with dyslexia bridge learning gaps and rebuild confidence in learning. The money raised will go towards short intervention courses for students with dyslexia from low-income families. Hailey Yip went to visit their centre in Shatin, and met Lucille Wong, the Executive Director of the Pathways Foundation:
High stakes talks as Biden and Xi meet  Listenfacebook
China specialist Mark O'Neill says the stakes are extremely high at talks expected to take place between Presidents Xi Jinping and Joe Biden on Monday. The two leaders are meeting on the sidelines of this week's Group of 20 summit in the Indonesian island of Bali. It will be their first face-to-face meeting since Biden became president. O'Neill says Sino-US relations are the worst they have been since 1979, with many potential crisis points. He told Samantha Butler that he did not expect any major breakthroughs:
Democrats celebrate retaining control of Senate  Listenfacebook
Democrats have held onto control of the US Senate, handing a major victory to President Biden and extinguishing hopes of the "red wave" that Republicans had expected from the midterm elections. Republicans remain close to seizing control of the House of Representatives as officials continue counting ballots. RTHK's Washington correspondent Barry Wood told Samantha Butler that former president Donald Trump appeared to be the big loser in the midterms: