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


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Beijing pays tribute to 'revolutionary' Jiang Zemin  Listenfacebook
China has bid a final farewell to the late president Jiang Zemin. The country observed three minutes of silence as his memorial was held in Beijing on Tuesday morning. Delivering the eulogy, President Xi Jinping praised Mr Jiang's contributions to China, and said he would be missed. Maggie Ho reports:
HK stands still in tribute to Jiang  Listenfacebook
In Hong Kong, Chief Executive John Lee led officials in observing the three minutes of silence, while government vessels paid tribute in the Harbour. Courts, hospitals, businesses, schools and the general public also joined in, as Joanne Wong reports:
Cathay threatens Xmas strike over work conditions  Listenfacebook
Cathay Pacific's Flight Attendants' Union is threatening to strike or take other industrial action over the Christmas holidays. It said members who attended an emergency meeting on Tuesday voted unanimously in support of action to fight for better rosters and longer layovers, as Wendy Wong reports:
Govt accused of tunnel vision on cross-harbour tolls  Listenfacebook
Legislators have cast doubt on a government proposal to change tunnel tolls in a bid to ease traffic congestion, saying they do not see figures or data to back up the plan. The government wants to cut charges for private cars using the Western Harbour Crossing to $60 when it takes back control of the tunnel next summer, and raise tolls at the Cross-Harbour and Eastern Harbour tunnels to $30. Violet Wong reports:
HKU's nasal Covid spray approved for mainland use  Listenfacebook
A nasal Covid vaccine spray, co-developed by the University of Hong Kong, has been approved by mainland authorities for emergency use. But it is unlikely to be made available here any time soon, as Ada Au reports:
Nasal vaccine 'very effective' against Omicron variants  Listenfacebook
Professor Ivan Hung from the University of Hong Kong says the nasal vaccine, developed in collaboration with Xiamen University and Wantai Pharmaceutical, is over 80 percent effective against Omicron variants of the coronavirus for those already vaccinated. He told Ada Au that the spray could also be used as a booster shot on top of an injectable vaccine:
HK breakdancers hope for Olympic debut  Listenfacebook
For the first time, breakdancers will be battling it out on the stage of the Olympics in Paris 2024. Hong Kong has a new team - set up just this year - who are hoping to earn one of 32 spots at the Games. But local breakers face long odds, with scant support; no formal coaches and the ever-present threat of injury. Natale Ching has been finding out what life is like for Hong Kong's aspiring Olympians:
Indonesia bans sex outside marriage  Listenfacebook
Indonesia's parliament has approved a new law that criminalises sex outside marriage, with a threat of imprisonment. It applies to both Indonesian citizens and foreigners, including tourists. The new criminal code will come into effect in three years' time as authorities draft implementing regulations. Civil society organisations say such morality policing by the state represents a major setback for the world's third largest democracy. Annemarie Evans asked RTHK's Southeast Asia correspondent, Luke Hunt, where the new law came from: