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


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F&B sector sees Easter holiday slump  Listenfacebook
A catering sector representative says restaurants have seen a slump in trade over the Easter holiday because many locals went abroad. The head of the Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades, Simon Wong, says restaurants are seeing 15 percent less business compared to just before the break. But he told Violet Wong that the distribution of another round of consumption vouchers this Sunday should provide a boost:
Ice hockey win after anthem blunder  Listenfacebook
Sports chief Kevin Yeung has congratulated the Hong Kong team for winning the Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Division Three - Group A, in Romania. The head of the SAR team said she had to conduct multiple checks to make sure the correct national anthem was played at the awards ceremony. This comes after controversy at an ice hockey tournament in Bosnia in February when a protest song was played in place of 'March of the Volunteers'. Priscilla Ng reports:
DAB calls for more protection for fraud victims  Listenfacebook
DAB lawmaker Edward Leung has called on authorities to clearly define what constitutes gross negligence, to better protect credit card holders who have fallen victim to fraud. Under current regulations, a card holder's liability for card loss cannot exceed $500 unless they acted fraudulently or with gross negligence. But Leung says many fraud victims are denied compensation because they were deemed grossly negligent by their banks. He told Elvis Yu that more clarity was needed:
Cholesterol warning to heart bypass patients  Listenfacebook
Researchers from the Chinese University have called on patients who have had heart bypass surgery to keep their cholesterol levels in check, saying it could significantly reduce the risks of cardiac deaths. The research team tracked 309 patients who underwent such surgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital for more than 12 years, and found the higher their "bad" cholesterol level, the more likely they would die of cardiovascular diseases. Professor Randolph Wong spoke to Kelly Yu:
Songkran celebration returns with a splash  Listenfacebook
More than 10,000 people attended a Songkran Festival celebration on Sunday, ahead of the Thai New Year on Thursday. The turnout was double that of last time the event was held in 2019. Hailey Yip reports:
Veteran HK comic actor dies, aged 83  Listenfacebook
Veteran local actor Richard Ng, who rose to fame playing comedic roles in the 1970s and 1980s, has died at the age of 83. Violet Wong takes a look back at his life:
China condemns US destroyer's Taiwan transit  Listenfacebook
Beijing has condemned the United States after it sent a guided-missile destroyer through contested parts of the South China Sea on Monday. That came as China said it had "successfully completed" three days of military drills around Taiwan, including simulations of targeted strikes and a blockade of the island. Kenny Hodgart reports:
Think tank hails 'historical' Macron visit  Listenfacebook
A research fellow at a Beijing think tank says the French president's visit to China was an economic success, but will be strategically difficult for Emmanuel Macron given the backlash he's received from the west. Macron wrapped up his three-day visit over the weekend, signing cooperation deals in several areas and issuing a joint statement with President Xi Jinping calling for peace in Ukraine. Zoon Ahmed Khan from the Centre for China and Globalization says Macron was accused of undermining the United States. But she told Janice Wong that she believed the visit would go down in history as one that promoted a less polarised world order:
Biden says he plans to run for second term in 2024  Listenfacebook
Joe Biden has made his strongest indication yet that he will run again for president next year. The 80-year-old told NBC television that he planned a bid for a second term, but he was not yet ready to make a formal announcement. He was speaking at an annual White House event, known as the Easter egg roll. Biden already holds the record for being the oldest person ever to become US President, at 78 when he took his seat in the Oval Office. RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, told Samantha Butler that no one else in the Democratic Party had so far declared any plans to challenge Biden for the nomination: