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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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Fare hikes approved for public bus operators  Listenfacebook
The government has approved fare hikes of between 3.9 percent and seven percent for the city's franchised buses. As Ada Au reports, transport chief Lam Sai-Hung believes people will still find the higher fares affordable:
Typhoon Mawar chokes HK with hot weather  Listenfacebook
Air pollution and temperatures have been soaring under the influence of Typhoon Mawar, which is moving northward out of the Pacific towards Japan. As Vanessa Cheng reports, this triggered a number of health alerts on Tuesday and the chokingly hot conditions are set to last for a while:
Education needed over dangerous home renovations  Listenfacebook
The Director of Buildings says it is impossible to check every home in Hong Kong for illegal and dangerous renovation work and officials will step up education efforts instead. Clarice Yu's comments came after a load-bearing wall was partially removed at a Tseung Kwan O flat, raising safety concerns. Violet Wong reports:
Surveyor warns of high cost of restoring load-bearing walls  Listenfacebook
A surveyor says the case in which the owner of a Tseung Kwan O flat had a load-bearing wall partially removed to install a door may be the "tip of the iceberg" as far as potentially-dangerous illegal building works are concerned. Arthur Cheung, who chairs the Institute of Surveyors' building surveying division, says people should consult professionals, such as building surveyors and structural engineers, before changing the layout of their flats. He told Violet Wong that restoration work could be extremely costly:
Amnesty urged to apologise over Uyghur accusation  Listenfacebook
The government has called on Amnesty International to issue a "sincere apology" after the human rights group retracted an earlier accusation that a Uyghur man had "disappeared" after arriving in Hong Kong from South Korea. Priscilla Ng reports:
Police will act against illegal June 4 commemorations  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee says people should act in accordance with the law, warning that police will take resolute action against any violations. As Ada Au reports, he made the remark when asked whether it would be legal for people to peacefully mourn in public on June 4:
City lowers Covid emergency response level  Listenfacebook
The government has announced that it is no longer treating Covid-19 as an “emergency” as it lowered its response level to “alert”, more than three years after the pandemic first broke out. Elvis Yu reports:
John Lee unveils line-up in 'experts' group  Listenfacebook
Business magnates, academics and think tank members are among 56 people appointed to an expert group designed to brainstorm ideas for the Chief Executive. In announcing the line up, the government said the one-year appointments were effective immediately, as Frank Yung reports:
‘Expert’ member wants better integration with the mainland  Listenfacebook
One of the CE's experts, Priscilla Lau, says the newly-established group will meet twice a year, although the chief executive may ask members for their thoughts on certain issues at any time. The former National People's Congress deputy told Frank Yung what she hoped to bring to the table:
CUHK completes study on inherited risk of astigmatism  Listenfacebook
Chinese University researchers are urging parents with astigmatism to take their children for eye check-ups at an early age, warning that they are three times more likely than other youngsters to develop the condition. The researchers said their discovery over the extent of astigmatism being inherited comes from a study involving more than 5,700 families between 2015 and 2022. One of the researchers, Dr Kam Ka-wai from the university's Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, said if both parents had moderate astigmatism, their child's risk increases by 62 percent. He told Vicky Wong that early detection could fix conditions, such as lazy eye:
China's manned mission reaches space station  Listenfacebook
China has declared the launch of its latest manned space mission to be a "complete success". The Shenzhou 16 spacecraft blasted off on Tuesday morning and successfully docked with the Tiangong space station in the afternoon, about seven hours after launch. Natale Ching reports:
10 HK candidates being screened for space programme  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive has offered his congratulations on the launch of the Shenzhou-16 spacecraft from Inner Mongolia. John Lee also said Hong Kong was a step closer to having its first taikonaut, as Frank Yung reports:
Expert: Civilian astronaut will be first of many  Listenfacebook
The director of the University of Hong Kong's Laboratory for Space Research says he expects Professor Gui Haichao to be the first of many civilian scientists to join China's space programme. Professor Quentin Parker told Ada Au why he believed there was now likely to be a shift away from taikonauts with military backgrounds:
Tesla chief signals greater mainland investments  Listenfacebook
The foreign ministry in Beijing says Tesla CEO Elon Musk has told foreign minister Qin Gang that he is willing to expand business in China. Musk made the comment when the two met in the capital. Priscilla Ng reports: