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


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Sixth suspect arrested over Abby Choi murder  Listenfacebook
Police have arrested a man who is suspected of attempting to help a suspect in the murder case of socialite, Abby Choi, leave Hong Kong. It is the sixth arrest in the case so far, with officers not ruling out that they will detain more people. Damon Pang reports:
Fire breaks out at TST construction site  Listenfacebook
Two people have been injured as a result of a fire at a high-rise construction site in Tsim Sha Tsui. Todd Harding reports:
Govt brushes aside Kau Yi Chau hurdles  Listenfacebook
The government has brushed aside concerns that it will be difficult to complete plans for the artificial islands off Lantau. It comes after it emerged that the waters at the location of the planned mega housing project are deeper than those where previous major reclamation works took place. Violet Wong reports:
New reclamation methods 'more costly'  Listenfacebook
A think tank researcher says it is inappropriate for authorities to compare offshore reclamation works near Kau Yi Chau with a near-shore project. Caeser Choi from the Liber Research Community said transportation of materials and water flow in the middle of the sea could pose additional challenges for the construction work. He also told Ben Tse that the new reclamation method authorities were using this time might incur higher costs:
Authorities urged to promote eco-tourism  Listenfacebook
Conservation groups are warning that the SAR's plans to invigorate the countryside risk falling flat if they are not creative enough. The warning comes after finance chief Paul Chan said in his budget last month that the government was looking at different ways to make Hong Kong a more liveable city. As Ada Au reports, the Association for Geoconservation says the finance minister should focus on making the most of the SAR's unique natural features:
Conservation plans 'lack innovation'  Listenfacebook
Some conservation ideas floated by Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, include providing treetop adventures in country parks or turning wartime relics into open-air museums. Martin Williams, co-founder of Save Our Country Parks Alliance, told Ada Au that he thought the government's ideas were not very innovative:
HK to boost tourism co-operation with Macau  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee says Hong Kong will boost tourism cooperation with Macau. He made the announcement on his first visit to the gaming hub since normal travel was fully resumed between the two territories. Wendy Wong reports:
Call to again fix anthem search results  Listenfacebook
The government has been urged to press internet giants to ensure the national anthem appears as the top result if someone searches for the song online. It comes after another blunder over the playing of the anthem occurred at an international hockey game. The Sports Federation and Olympic Committee said the body which organised the event was "careless". The organiser, the International Ice Hockey Federation, apologised and called the mistake an "inadvertent error". Frank Yung reports:
BYD's new blade battery 'safer, more efficient'  Listenfacebook
Representatives of the Kowloon Motor Bus have visited mainland electric car manufacturer BYD with lawmakers. They inspected new batteries for electric buses at the firm's Shenzhen headquarters, and took a ride on a new rail transit system dubbed the 'SkyShuttle' in the mainland city. The DAB's Nixie Lam joined the visit and told Vicky Wong that the new batteries were more safer and efficient and would be used later this year on some short-haul KMB bus routes:
China gears up for annual 'two sessions'  Listenfacebook
A top expert from a Beijing think tank says more needs to be done in the upcoming “two sessions” to address the plight of the underprivileged. Einar Tangen’s comments come as delegates from across the country come together this weekend to discuss the nation’s plans in the annual plenary meetings of the National People Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Kelly Yu reports from Beijing:
New political line-up will 'stir up optimism'  Listenfacebook
The so-called 'two sessions' of China's top political bodies this weekend will see major reshuffles in government posts. An expert from a leading Beijing think tank says the upcoming meetings will represent what he calls a "generational change" in the country's politics. Einar Tangen, senior fellow at the Taihe Institute, believes the new line-up will stir up optimism. He spoke to Kelly Yu in Beijing:
Clockenflap returns after more than four years  Listenfacebook
After a wait of more than four years, arts and music festival Clockenflap returns on Friday. Festival-goers can rock out during the three-day festival to their favourite artists, down at the Central Harbourfront Event Space. It sold out days ago. Among the many diverse acts will be the Arctic Monkeys, Wu-Tang Clan, The Cardigans, and Bombay Bicycle Club. Alyson Hau caught up with Clockenflap co-founder, Justin Sweeting, to find out more about how they brought US hip-hop act, Wu-Tang Clan, to Hong Kong: