News Programme | Hong Kong Today(2023-04-06) - RTHK
Temperature Humidity
News Archive Can search within past 12 months

News Programmes

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


Now playing: 足本播放 Play full episode
Selected audio segments:
Large numbers exit Hong Kong for Easter break  Listenfacebook
Huge numbers of people have headed to the airport, railway station and border crossings, with tens of thousands of travellers making the most of the public holiday to begin a big post-Covid getaway. Some tourists faced long waits or found tickets to popular destinations sold out, and authorities say the travel rush will not abate in the coming days. Elvis Yu reports:
Crowds descend on cemeteries for Ching Ming festival  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong families have flocked to the SAR's cemeteries to take part in traditional tomb-sweeping activities. It is the first time since before the pandemic that people have been able to engage in traditional Ching Ming Festival activities and people were eager to make the most of the opportunity, as Kelly Yu reports:
Habour dining offered to mainland tourists  Listenfacebook
Mainland tour groups are being offered a novel dining option in an attempt to ease pressure on the overburdened catering sector. Instead of rushing through crowded restaurants or eating takeaway meals on the street, tourists are getting the chance to dine on the harbour, and so far the idea has proved a hit with visitors. Todd Harding reports:
Cheung Chau school at risk of closure  Listenfacebook
The Education Sector lawmaker says it is "ridiculous" that officials have barred a school on Cheung Chau from having a primary one class for the coming academic year after it fell one pupil short of the required quota. The CCC Cheung Chau Church Kam Kong Primary School has set up a crisis committee after the decision, which puts its future in jeopardy. As Frank Yung reports, it is the latest sign of the pressure a fall in birth rates has put on Hong Kong's education system:
Parents welcome crematory for unborn children  Listenfacebook
Parents who suffer the heartbreak of losing a baby early in pregnancy have long had limited options for the disposal of the child's remains. But for the past six months, they have been able to make use of a free government cremation facility for stillborn foetuses of up to 24 weeks gestation, known by the technical term, abortuses. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department says the service has so far been well received by parents, and it is also being used to ensure that unclaimed foetuses do not end up being treated as clinical waste. Vanessa Cheng reports:
Ice hockey body awaits anthem punishment  Listenfacebook
The vice-captain of the Hong Kong men's ice hockey team says the possible suspension of the sport's governing body could put their chances of being able to compete internationally at risk. But Alvin Sham says he hopes any punishment over an anthem blunder at a tournament in Bosnia in February will not affect the future development of the sport in the SAR. Robert Kemp reports:
HK golfer takes a swing at top title at British Open  Listenfacebook
Taichi Kho is the first local golfer to win an Asian Tour event, and the 22-year-old reached that landmark on home soil by winning the World City Championship last month at the Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling. That victory has booked him a spot at the Open Championship, or the British Open - one of the world's oldest and most prestigious tournaments - this summer. Frank Yung caught up with him during a rare breather for the rising star, before he jets off to his next challenge: the International Series Vietnam on April 13:
Lawmaker urges govt to expedite labour import process  Listenfacebook
A DAB lawmaker says the government should allow other bureaus to decide whether to import workers in their sectors, as the process could take the Labour Advisory Board up to 12 months. Kennedy Wong, who represents the import and export sector, said allowing other policy bureaus to handle the importation of labour could expedite the process. He was commenting after his party, the DAB, urged the government to keep an up-to-date list of which professions had insufficient staff. He told Samantha Butler how the labour crunch affected his constituency:
Macron says China can help end war in Ukraine  Listenfacebook
The French President, Emmanuel Macron, has begun a state visit to China by suggesting that Beijing could use its close links with Russia to help end the war in Ukraine. Over recent weeks, China has presented itself as a possible mediator in the war. Macron is being accompanied by the head of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, to signify European unity. Leung Pak-hei reports: