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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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Bill passes to restrict overseas lawyers on NSL cases  Listenfacebook
Foreign lawyers who plan to take part in national security cases here will now need to seek the chief executive's approval. Lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday to bring about the change after an interpretation of the security law by the nation's top legislature last December. Damon Pang reports:
Calls to lower city's Covid response level  Listenfacebook
Health Secretary Lo Chung-mau says the government will make reference to last week's decision by the World Health Organisation to remove Covid-19 as a global health emergency. Medical-sector lawmaker, David Lam, told Ada Au that given the low mortality rate and high Covid immunity in the SAR, authorities should consider lowering the city's emergency response level:
Covid, flu patients overload hospitals  Listenfacebook
The Hospital Authority says a surge in Covid and flu patients is straining public hospitals. It said of the more than 1,200 people they admit on a daily basis, about a third of them had the coronavirus. Frank Yung reports:
Sinovac to sell vaccine privately in HK  Listenfacebook
Covid-19 vaccine manufacturer, Sinovac, says it will start selling its CoronaVac vaccines in Hong Kong’s private market this month. It plans to donate a few thousand free doses to children aged three to 12, and says it is making progress in the development of its own bivalent and trivalent vaccines. The company's general manager Helen Yang spoke to Leung Pak-hei:
Lawmaker calls for more 'red tourism' promotion  Listenfacebook
A lawmaker has suggested that Hong Kong can promote sites linked to the Communist Party as tourist destinations, after he said that mainland visitors who were here during the May Day golden week holiday showed they were interested in things that seemed ordinary to locals. Ada Au reports:
Use GBA talent to tackle ageing city  Listenfacebook
Mainland officials says the SAR should think of ways to attract talented people and utilise the benefits of the Greater Bay Area when tackling its ageing problem. The comments came from labour chief Chris Sun, who hailed meaningful talks in Beijing. Kelly Yu reports:
Young HKers sponsored to volunteer at Asian Games  Listenfacebook
The Jockey Club says it will provide technical support to equestrian events at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, which begin in September. Its executive manager on mainland affairs, Ronald Chan, says the club will help transport the horses and ensure they are healthy, and manage the stables and venue operations. Speaking from Hangzhou, Chan told Vicky Wong that young people in Hong Kong will be sponsored to volunteer at the events: