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


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US congressman seek joint approach with UK over Jimmy Lai  Listenfacebook
The government says it strongly opposes a letter that was sent by a US congressional committee to the British prime minister Rishi Sunak. In it, the letter suggests taking a joint British-American approach towards the case of former media tycoon, Jimmy Lai, who faces national security charges. Robert Kemp reports:
DoJ to challenge ruling on vigil group member  Listenfacebook
The Court of Final Appeal has given the Department of Justice the go-ahead to challenge a lower court’s decision to clear Chow Hang-tung of inciting people to take part in an unauthorised assembly on June 4. At the time, Chow was vice-chair of the now-disbanded Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China. Violet Wong reports:
Govt warns Japan against contaminated fish imports  Listenfacebook
The Secretary for the Environment and Ecology, Tse Chin-wan, has warned Japan that imports of seafood and other marine products from parts of Honshu will be banned if it presses ahead with the discharge of waste water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. He described Tokyo's plan to dilute the nuclear-contaminated water, and pipe it far offshore, as irresponsible. Hailey Yip reports:
Call for safety alert on sick trees  Listenfacebook
The Architectural Services Department says internal decay and persistent rain caused a 12-metre candlenut tree to collapse onto a luxury car in Tsim Sha Tsui, briefly trapping a driver. Officials say no signs of decay were seen on the branches, trunk and the surface of the roots during an earlier inspection of the tree that's planted on a slope. But the chief executive of the Conservancy Association, Ken So, said it could be difficult to identify internal decay of a tree just by looking at it. He spoke to Frank Yung:
More pet-friendly parks to open in HK  Listenfacebook
Dozens more government-run parks will welcome pets from next week. The announcement by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will raise the total number of pet-friendly parks on Hong Kong to more than 170. Elvis Yu reports:
Dog watch group wants more off-leash options  Listenfacebook
Mia Fong, who founded the neighbourhood dog watch group, Gamma.hkg, has welcomed the government initiative for more pet parks, but says there should be more options for owners to unleash their dogs at these parks. She spoke to Elvis Yu:
Language a barrier to accessing mental health services  Listenfacebook
A team of volunteer professionals is to offer free face-to-face counselling in Sham Shui Po and Yau Tsim Mong, with a particular focus on ethnic minority communities. Organisers say more support is needed following harrowing events in recent days, including the deaths on Monday of three children at a flat in Sham Shui Po and last Friday's double murder at a Diamond Hill shopping mall. The service will be provided for up to two months by nearly 20 counsellors, psychiatrists and clinical psychologists. Aruna Gurung, an advisor to the Hong Kong Nepalese Federation, described it as good news for his community. But he told Ada Au there was a need to address long-standing language barriers, which have prevented minority communities from accessing mental health and other support services:
Nationwide car purchase campaign gears up  Listenfacebook
China has announced a nationwide campaign to promote car purchases. It is a major push to shore up demand in the world's largest auto market, as Aaron Tam reports:
China courts foreign investors and downplays risks  Listenfacebook
The country's new financial gatekeeper has made positive remarks about China's investment outlook at a high-profile forum in Shanghai. Li Yunze said the nation's financial industry is expanding and risks are controllable. Kelly Yu reports: