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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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Canada says it won't be intimidated by expulsion of diplomat  Listenfacebook
Beijing's embassy in Ottawa has condemned Canada’s expulsion of a Toronto-based diplomat, saying that it is formally protested the move. In a tit-for-tat response, the Foreign Ministry has asked a Canadian diplomat to leave China. Ottawa said it expelled the Chinese envoy after he was accused of seeking information about the family of a Canadian MP. Kelly Yu reports:
Changes proposed to flag and emblem laws  Listenfacebook
The government has proposed changes to laws on the SAR flag and emblem, saying the move is aimed at better protecting the integrity of the regional symbols. The plan would align the regional flag laws with the national flag and national emblem law, as Damon Pang reports:
Security chief hits out at WSJ over seizure of exhibit  Listenfacebook
The Secretary for Security, Chris Tang, has criticised an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal on last week's seizure of an item linked to a national security case by the authorities, saying it contained "groundless remarks" that misled leaders. Kelly Yu reports:
CE announces new QnA Legco sessions  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive has announced that he will hold new interactive and consultative exchange sessions with lawmakers to help tackle important issues together and set policymaking priorities. John Lee says they are intended to build on the unity that was shown during the Legco visit he led to the Greater Bay Area in April. Frank Yung reports:
Welcome mat out, following visit by UK trade minister  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive also says he welcomes visits to Hong Kong by any government officials and believes such trips are helpful for everyone. John Lee was responding to a question about British trade minister Dominic Johnson's visit to the city, the first by a senior UK official in five years. The CE leaves for Chongqing for a three-day visit on Wednesday, as Hailey Yip reports:
Popular tele-health services to be expanded  Listenfacebook
The Hospital Authority says it will continue to expand its remote consultation services this year, thanks to the growing popularity of tele-health during the pandemic. The authority offered more than 200,000 remote consultations in the past year and plans to expand its services to cover more patients, including those aged under 18. Dr Larry Lee, a chief manager with the Hospital Authority, spoke to Vanessa Cheng:
New AI robot to boost English proficiency  Listenfacebook
Primary schools under the Hong Kong Buddhist Association will introduce a list of measures to raise the English proficiency of students. These include a new English assessment developed with the Education University for primary one pupils, online interactive activities, and an artificial intelligence robot called "Talkbo". Schools will start using them in the new school year in September. The principal of Buddhist Chi King Primary School, Fan Sau-ki, told Ben Tse more about the scheme:
Four more charged over bribes for school places  Listenfacebook
Three more parents and a merchant will appear in Shatin Court on Wednesday, charged with corruption over securing places in an ESF school. They are accused of offering bribes totalling $340,000 to a former manager of an English Schools Foundation kindergarten, as Natale Ching reports:
Eight arrests over alleged money laundering syndicate  Listenfacebook
Customs officers have arrested eight people for allegedly laundering more than $3.5 billion. The four women and four men, aged between 24 and 68, were detained during raids on 14 locations across the SAR. As Ada Au reports, one of those arrested in the week-long operation up to last Wednesday, is suspected to be the core member of the syndicate:
New guidelines for food that's easy to swallow  Listenfacebook
New guidelines which describe food textures and drink thickness have been introduced to help people who have swallowing problems. According to the guidelines unveiled by the Hong Kong Council of Social Science as well as University of Hong Kong and Chinese University researchers, food and drinks are divided into nine levels based on their hardness and stickiness. Professor Karen Chan from the University of Hong Kong, who is involved with the study, said some 60 percent of nursing home residents had swallowing difficulties. She told Vicky Wong how the new guidelines can help the carers:
Unmarried Beijing woman launches renewed to freeze eggs  Listenfacebook
A woman in Beijing is suing a hospital for not allowing her to freeze her eggs because she is unmarried. After losing the original trial and an appeal, she's been in court once again with a second appeal. Steve Dunthorne reports: