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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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CX blames fire for chaotic evacuation  Listenfacebook
The Cathay Pacific flight that aborted its take-off as it accelerated down the runway at Chek Lap Kok last month was moving at a safe speed to do so. While there is little surprise in that part of the preliminary report on the incident, another finding indicates why an emergency evacuation of the plane was carried out after it returned to the air bridge, injuring a number of passengers. Mike Weeks reports:
Lawmaker questioned by NSL police over father-in-law  Listenfacebook
Lawmaker Eunice Yung says she was taken in for questioning by national security police on Monday, in connection with an investigation into her father-in-law, Elmer Yuan. The New People's Party legislator told the media afterwards that she was cooperative and believed she was innocent. Mike Weeks reports:
MOUs signed with Singapore over trade, fintech and I&T  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee has hailed the signing of seven memorandums of understanding between enterprises and institutions of Hong Kong and Singapore as “opening a door” for more opportunity to cooperate. The MOUs cover areas such as trade, financial services, fintech, I&T and research collaboration. Vanessa Cheng is covering the CE's visit to Singapore and other ASEAN nations:
HK, Singapore can diversify each other's talent pool  Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong Singapore Business Association says Hong Kong businesses should set up offices in Singapore to draw more talent and expand into different markets. It says the whole world is competing for talent, but Singapore can provide Hong Kong with a diverse pool. It says the private sector also has an important role to play. The association's president, Philip Chan, told Vanessa Cheng that Singapore and Hong Kong could make use of each other's strengths:
Abandoned boy said to be in good spirits  Listenfacebook
The Social Welfare Department says it is following up on the case of a boy who was abandoned in Hong Kong by his mother who then returned to the mainland. The department said the boy was in good health and emotionally stable. Wendy Wong reports:
'Humane' investigation needed into boy's abandonment  Listenfacebook
A child rights' activist has called for a thorough and humane investigation into the abandonment of the 12-year-old. Officials sought a child protection order on Saturday, after finding the boy. Priscilla Lui, former director of Against Child Abuse, says the matter could be a criminal case in which the mother could face up to 10 years in prison if she returns to Hong Kong. She told Samantha Butler that authorities should not give the boy back to his mother without an in-depth investigation:
Zoning amended for part of Golf course plan  Listenfacebook
The Town Planning Board has decided to temporarily revise part of the Fanling golf course development plan. This came days after the Hong Kong Golf Club applied for a judicial review of the environmental impact assessment of the public housing scheme. Elvis Yu reports:
Motorists hail smooth opening of e-toll at CHT  Listenfacebook
The President of the Hong Kong Automobile Association says the newly-installed HKeToll system at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel improved traffic flow during Monday morning's rush hour. It was the first working day after the electronic toll system was rolled out at Hong Kong’s busiest harbour crossing. Janice Yuen reports:
CUHK alumni pledge support to alternate reform plan  Listenfacebook
Hundreds of Chinese University alumni have come out in support of an alternate plan to reform the school's governing body. The alumnus, who started an online petition, says three lawmakers who offered their proposal earlier had failed to consult them. Violet Wong reports:
Next district council elections slated for December 10  Listenfacebook
The government says the next district council elections are slated for December 10. As Ada Au reports, there will be a nomination period of two weeks in October for hopefuls:
Roof collapse kills 11 people  Listenfacebook
Eleven people have been killed after the roof of a school gym collapsed in the city of Qiqihar in Heilongjiang province. Authorities there say construction workers had illegally placed perlite - which is a form of volcanic glass - on the roof, triggering the disaster. Kelly Yu reports:
China property giants tumble amid crisis of confidence  Listenfacebook
Stocks and bonds from the mainland's real estate industry fell to around eight-month lows on Monday as repayment concerns at two of the country's biggest developers deepened a crisis of confidence in the sector. Robert Kemp reports:
Protests rock Indian parliament over Manipur violence  Listenfacebook
In India, pressure is mounting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government to maintain peace in the state of Manipur, which borders Myanmar. Lawmakers in Delhi have been demanding a debate on the long-running ethnic violence in the northeastern state, which was brought to international prominence last week when a video emerged showing two tribal women being paraded naked by a mob in Manipur. RTHK's correspondent in Delhi, Murali Krishnan, spoke to Kelly Yu: