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


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Thai businesses interested in Hong Kong: John Lee  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee says Thai business leaders he met in Bangkok are very interested in Hong Kong's ambitions to become a hub for innovation, technology and culture, as well as arts and cultural exchange. He was speaking as he wrapped up his visit to attend the Apec summit and promote the SAR to the business community in the Thai capital. RTHK's Violet Wong reports from Bangkok:
'Land Supply strategy not aimed at driving prices down'  Listenfacebook
The development secretary has played down the idea that increasing land supply will make homes cheaper, saying the policy is intended to serve society's needs, not rein in prices. Bernadette Linn made the comment while discussing the government's plan to provide some 3,200 hectares of land for housing in the coming decade. Damon Pang has more:
New climate deal just 'empty promises' unless its enforced: Albert Lai  Listenfacebook
Two weeks of talks at the UN climate summit in Egypt have ended with a major deal on helping poorer countries deal with the loss and damage already being caused by global warming. But absent from the summit's final declaration was any plan to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Albert Lai, who heads climate strategy for Deloitte CarbonCare Asia, says the loss and damage fund is an "important step" to address climate injustice. Lai, who previously led delegations from Hong Kong NGOs to a number of COP meetings, says there's an urgent need for countries to work out how to enforce the agreement so that it won't be an "empty promise". He told Joanne Wong that the deal, albeit significant, is far from what he was hoping to see:
Rival blocs claim majority in Malaysian election stalemate  Listenfacebook
Political leaders in Malaysia have been scrambling to secure support from rivals after Saturday's general election produced a hung parliament, with no coalition winning a majority. Longtime opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin each said they could form a government with support from other parties. The palace has given them until 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon to present the name of a lawmaker they think has the majority support in the lower house of parliament. Janice Wong asked Tricia Yeoh - the CEO of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs, an independent policy think tank in Malaysia - if she was surprised there was no clear cut winner from Saturday's elections:
Covid-19 cases still on upward trend despite one-day drop, says expert  Listenfacebook
Health officials here reported 7,736 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, including 524 imported infections. That's an improvement from the past three days when the coronavirus caseload stayed stubbornly above eight thousand. Infectious disease specialist Dr Leung Chi-chiu cautioned that daily Covid infections are still on a rising trend, despite the slight drop in new cases:
Mainland Covid cases fall slightly   Listenfacebook
Covid infections have fallen slightly on the mainland and in some of its worst-hit big cities, although cases are rising in Beijing. The National Health Commission said 24,215 new local infections were reported nationwide on Saturday, down marginally from 24,263 the day before. Mike Weeks has details:
Lawmaker questions HK 'reliance' on MTR  Listenfacebook
Has Hong Kong become too reliant on the MTR? The question was raised by a lawmaker on a radio programme yesterday - one week after a partial train derailment severely disrupted train services. As Kelly Yu reports, the legislator and one of his colleagues also urged the rail operator to step up maintenance and risk management work:
'Xi-Biden talks received positively in Washington'  Listenfacebook
US Vice President Kamala Harris says she told President Xi Jinping that Washington welcomes competition with China but does not see conflict, and does not seek confrontation. She said she also reiterated to Xi a message from President Joe Biden that his administration intends "to keep open lines of communication available because ... it is in the best interest of the globe and each nation". Ms Harris was speaking at a news conference in Bangkok, at the end of her trip to attend the Apec forum. Before leaving the talks a day earlier, President Xi described his meeting in Bali last week with Biden as "constructive", saying it would guide the next phase of US-China relations. RTHK's Vicky Wong asked our Washington correspondent, Barry Wood if Biden got what he wanted out of the Asean and G20 summits: