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


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Parents of abandoned boy urged to take him home  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee has urged the family of a mainland boy abandoned in Hong Kong to come back for him. Lee says such things cannot be tolerated in the caring society he is striving to build. Damon Pang reports:
Light public housing tenants unwilling to move around  Listenfacebook
The Federation of Trade Unions says future residents of the light public housing that Hong Kong is planning will not want to keep moving from one part of the city to another. It says people are surprised to learn that more than one relocation could be possible, given the homes are only meant to be temporary. Elvis Yu reports:
Temporary flats for those affected by modernisation scheme  Listenfacebook
The Urban Renewal Authority says it is helping hundreds of people affected by its programme to modernise old lifts in buildings across the territory. It has got temporary housing for some and meal deliveries for others, to make sure people do not end up stranded and starving. Kelly Yu reports:
HKeToll spreads to busy Cross-Harbour Tunnel  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's new electronic auto-toll system is spreading further throughout the city. It has now been brought in at the busy Cross-Harbour Tunnel. Damon Pang reports:
CE looking for ASEAN support for RCEP bid  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee says he is hoping to drum up support for Hong Kong's application to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free trade pact, as he leads a delegation on a week-long trip to Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Vanessa Cheng reports:
ASEAN trip important to showcase HK's strengths  Listenfacebook
A veteran arbitrator says a trip led by the Chief Executive to ASEAN countries will clarify misunderstandings about Hong Kong's rule of law and showcase the city's strengths as a leading arbitration hub. Ronald Sum, a lawyer and vice-chairman of the online dispute resolution centre eBRAM, is among some 30 delegates visiting Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia to bolster trade ties. Sum stressed the need of telling foreign investors good stories about Hong Kong's legal scene. He spoke to Kelly Yu:
HK, Singapore can benefit from 'healthy competition'  Listenfacebook
The Trade Development Council says Singapore and Hong Kong are partners rather than competitors, as it eyes more cooperation opportunities with the city-state. It says the SAR is a financial and trading hub in Asia and Singapore has similar roles in the ASEAN region. But the council’s assistant principal economist, David Sit, says the “healthy competition” is mutually beneficial for Singapore and Hong Kong. He also told Vanessa Cheng that the ASEAN region was a fast-growing market that the SAR should not ignore:
State of emergency declared on fire-struck Greek island  Listenfacebook
Firefighters have been struggling to contain 82 wildfires across Greece, 64 of which started on Sunday, the hottest day of the summer so far. The most serious fire is on the island of Rhodes, where some 19,000 people have been evacuated from several locations. Authorities have now declared a state of emergency in the south of the island. RTHK's Europe correspondent, Gavin Grey, told Vicky Wong more about the catastrophic fires:
Cambodia's Hun Sen sets stage for son's succession  Listenfacebook
Cambodia went to the polls on Sunday but the result was a foregone conclusion. Long time Cambodian leader, Hun Sen, was always going to win. But after nearly four decades in power, the 70-year-old is now looking to a successor and grooming his 45-year-old son, Hun Manet, to take over. Tom McAlinden spoke to RTHK's Cambodia correspondent, Luke Hunt, and asked him if there would be any surprises at all in the polls:
Trump's classified files case set for May 20  Listenfacebook
Former President Donald Trump will go on trial for alleged mishandling of classified documents in May next year. Trump had wanted the trial held after the November 2024 presidential election, of which he hopes to be the Republican nomination. Instead, the high-profile case will begin with the election campaign in full swing. RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, told Samantha Butler that the more indictments facing Trump, the more his popularity grows: