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


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'Progress made' in US, China talks  Listenfacebook
China and the United States have agreed to stabilise badly-deteriorated ties during the two-day visit to Beijing by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, which culminated in a 35-minute meeting with President Xi Jinping. As Mike Weeks reports, Xi said the two sides "made progress" and reached agreement on some specific issues:
Beijing adopting 'wait-and-see' approach to US  Listenfacebook
A mainland-based scholar says he was surprised that President Xi met with Blinken during his two-day visit to the capital. Josef Gregory Mahoney - a professor of politics and international relations at East China Normal University - told Vicky Wong that Beijing appeared to be taking a wait-and-see approach over whether the US was committed to stabilising ties or continuing with its containment policy:
Lawmakers want tighter controls on psych patients  Listenfacebook
Lawmakers have urged the government to impose stricter conditions for discharging psychiatric patients from hospitals, after a man with a history of mental illness killed two women in a knife attack earlier this month. The authorities are currently reviewing the mechanism, as Vanessa Cheng reports:
CX to recruit more mainland staff after complaints  Listenfacebook
Cathay Pacific's Chief Executive, Ronald Lam, says the airline will start recruiting cabin crew from the mainland to help provide high-quality services to customers from all backgrounds. The move follows controversy sparked by complaints that three of its cabin crew had poked fun amongst themselves at a passenger's English during a flight from Chengdu to Hong Kong last month. Violet Wong reports:
Companies boost training to retain talent  Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management says companies are spending more on staff training and development to try to stay competitive and retain talent. The employment consulting body made the comment after surveying 107 companies across 20 industries between February and April. Chester Tsang, co-chairman of the institute’s learning and development committee, told Elvis Yu about some of the survey's findings:
Flexible approach needed on new teacher guidelines  Listenfacebook
The head of a teachers' union says new guidelines from the Education Bureau are useful in raising discussions on how they should interact with students. But Wong Kin-ho of the Hong Kong Education Workers Union also stressed the need to adapt, according to the situation. Hailey Yip reports:
More cross-border food imports to arrive soon  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong people will soon have access to more imported food and possibly at lower costs. That comes from the lawmaker who represents agricultural and fisheries interests, Steven Ho, ahead of the opening soon of one of the main border crossings into Hong Kong to fresh and other produce. Violet Wong reports:
Ocean Park urges more protection for horseshoe crabs  Listenfacebook
The Ocean Park Conservation Foundation says unsustainable harvesting of horseshoe crabs and their use for medical purposes has led to a sharp drop in their population. Judy Wan, the Foundation's communication education manager, says she expects that more horseshoe crab species, such as the Mangrove Horseshoe Crab, will be listed as endangered. She told Janice Wong that between 2002 and 2009, the population of juvenile crabs dropped by 90 percent due to their being trapped in fishing nets, meaning more of them cannot mature and reproduce:
Saudi investment summit comes to HK  Listenfacebook
A Saudi Arabian investment institute has chosen Hong Kong as the location to hold its first Asian summit. Wendy Wong reports:
British MPs overwhelmingly support partygate report  Listenfacebook
Britain’s House of Commons has resoundingly endorsed a report that found Boris Johnson lied to lawmakers about lockdown-flouting parties in his office. It is a humiliating censure that strips the former prime minister of his lifetime access to Parliament. The report was approved by 354 votes to seven. RTHK's UK correspondent Gavin Grey told Vicky Wong that several Johnson allies questioned the impartiality of the committee: