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


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Turn yourselves in or live in fear: CE  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive says eight national security suspects living overseas will be pursued by the Hong Kong authorities for life and anyone with information on them, including their families, should hand it over to the police. As Hailey Yip reports, John Lee said the only way the eight can escape living in fear of arrest every day is to turn themselves in:
Number of aspiring police 'encouraging'  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's security chief, Chris Tang, says he is encouraged to see that the number of applications to join the police in May was four times higher than the same month last year. He attributed the rise to the recent lifting of recruitment restrictions, as Kelly Yu reports:
Artificial mussels monitoring radiation  Listenfacebook
The United Nations nuclear watchdog has backed Japan's plan to release treated radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. But a professor from the Department of Science and Environmental Studies at Hong Kong's Education University says the plan may be "dangerous" as radioactivity from the waste water is likely to concentrate in marine organisms off Fukushima. Professor Rudolf Wu is involved in a study that uses "artificial mussels" to monitor radioactivity levels in the sea. These are small gel-filled plastic containers used to monitor heavy metal concentrations. He spoke to Leung Pak-hei:
Govt urged to offer more vegetarian options in public premises  Listenfacebook
A climate advocacy group says the government needs to take the lead in offering more planet-friendly food options in places such as hospitals and government canteens. Eat-cofriendly surveyed almost 450 people last month, and found that 70 percent of them believe restaurants here do not offer enough vegetarian options. The group has suggested the government should start by making half of the food offered at facilities it controls vegetarian. One of its members, Joanne Chu, told Mike Weeks the government should include the city's consumption of imported products in its calculations of Hong Kong's total carbon emission:
$98 million grant to nurture arts talent  Listenfacebook
The government has earmarked nearly HK$100 million in funding to help nurture talent in the arts. The Arts Development Council says the money will go towards funding programmes and hiring interns, as Violet Wong reports:
Usefulness of arts-talent fund 'debatable'  Listenfacebook
The International Association of Art Critics Hong Kong has welcomed the government's plan to pump tens of millions of dollars into the arts to help better nurture talent. But John Batten, the president of the association, questioned whether the grant will be helpful since some smaller arts organisations will not be able to fulfil the eligibility criteria. He told Ben Tse that more free arts facilities and education would be better in the long run to nurture young people's interest:
HK to see more air travellers sooner than expected  Listenfacebook
The Airport Authority has welcomed the latest projection by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that passenger traffic through Hong Kong International Airport will see a full recovery sooner than expected. IATA says passenger numbers are expected to return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of next year, instead of 2027 as had been forecast earlier. Janice Yuen reports:
'Improvements' made to organ donation system  Listenfacebook
The government says it has improved its Centralised Organ Donation Register system, to make it easier for people to check their registration status. Damon Pang reports: