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


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Campaign needed as sun sets on HK's nightlife  Listenfacebook
Representatives of the restaurant trade say more needs to be done to revive Hong Kong's sluggish night-time economy. They say a city-wide campaign is needed to boost businesses in the private sector for when the sun sets. Violet Wong reports:
F&B suffering from fewer tourists, more outbound trips  Listenfacebook
A representative of the restaurant trade says the catering and retail sectors have been suffering since there are fewer than expected tourists in the city and many locals now spend their weekends across the border in Shenzhen. Simon Wong, the head the Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades, told Violet Wong that he was happy the financial secretary had pledged to try to liven things up:
Drop in demand for subsidised housing  Listenfacebook
A lawmaker says a property price slump could be putting people off from applying for the latest round of subsidised housing. The number of applications are, so far, lagging behind last year's figure, as Frank Yung reports:
Property market due for 10 to 15 percent correction  Listenfacebook
A property analyst says he expects property prices to fall between 10 to 15 percent over the coming 12 months before stabilising. Nicholas Brooke, chairman of Professional Property Services Limited, also says demand for subsidised housing is still strong despite a drop in the number of applications for the latest batch. He said there was uncertainty over pricing due to higher interest rates, concerns over the economic slowdowns here and on the mainland, and a glut of property due to hit the market. But Brooke told Samantha Butler that the rental market remained active, with people returning to the city and an influx of workers from the mainland:
Inspectors warn 25 buildings pose immediate danger  Listenfacebook
Building inspectors have called on officials to step up inspections of the city's ageing structures. Along with the DAB party, the inspectors examined dozens of decades-old premises on Hong Kong Island and found half posed immediate safety risks. Elvis Yu reports:
Passengers want 'more trains, not more flexibility'  Listenfacebook
Roundtable lawmaker Michael Tien says he is disappointed with the MTR Corporation's new flexi-trip policy for high-speed trains. Under the arrangement, passengers travelling between West Kowloon to Futian in Shenzhen can now make a maximum of three changes to their tickets. And they can make these changes up to an hour after the train's departure. Previously, passengers could only change their itinerary once, and only before their original train had departed. But Tien told Damon Pang that he thought the MTR's new arrangement was not what the market wanted:
Jimmy Lai and activists cleared over 2019 protest  Listenfacebook
The Court of Appeal has cleared former media tycoon, Jimmy Lai, and six other former lawmakers of organising a protest in 2019, saying there was not enough evidence to prove they had organised it. But as Kelly Yu reports, the court still upheld their convictions for taking part:
Children's emotional needs should come first  Listenfacebook
An NGO is telling parents to put the emotional needs of children before their academic performance. The Hong Kong Institute of Family Education carried out a survey which found many parents had a bad relationship with their kids. Janice Yuen reports: