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


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Teen in intensive care after trampoline park collision  Listenfacebook
A local trampoline park has promised to step up safety measures after a collision between two teenagers jumping on the same trampoline on Tuesday. One of them was hit on his head and is in intensive care in hospital. As Frank Yung reports, the case renews concerns about the need to regulate similar venues:
Head injuries 'uncommon' at trampoline parks  Listenfacebook
An orthopaedic surgeon says there should be adequate safety measures in place to prevent people from getting hurt while jumping on trampolines. Dr George Law from the Chinese University's medical centre said people were more likely to injure their upper limbs rather than have a head injury. He spoke to Frank Yung:
Woman hurt by falling masonry in Tsim Sha Tsui  Listenfacebook
Police are investigating another incident of falling concrete after a woman was struck by debris from a building in Tsim Sha Tsui on Tuesday night. One person was arrested in connection with the case, as Wendy Wong reports:
Drones for building inspections will save 'time and money'  Listenfacebook
The Institute of Engineers says using AI to inspect old buildings will save time and money. Tony Za from the group's buildings division says using drones and big data to map buildings will reduce inspection time and costs by up to 50 percent. But he told Ben Tse that he hoped the government could relax drone laws, to allow them to be used for work purposes in urban areas:
FTU urges action on fire doors at public estates  Listenfacebook
The Federation of Trade Unions is sounding the alarm on poorly-maintained fire doors at public housing estates and has urged the Housing Department to address the issue. The FTU said in one of the estates it inspected, most of the fire doors could not even close. Kimmy Lau reports:
New teachers need 'temporary insurance'  Listenfacebook
A union says some teachers are having to work without insurance before the start of the new academic year. As Vanessa Cheng reports, the group called on the education authorities to help them out:
Employers should help staff adapt to AI  Listenfacebook
A recruitment agency says employers should encourage staff to adapt to artificial intelligence in the workplace. Leslie Tang, Randstad's head of client solutions in Greater China, was commenting after a survey by Price-Waterhouse-Coopers said around a quarter of Hong Kong employees feared losing their jobs to artificial intelligence - almost double the global figure. He told Samantha Butler that employers should help staff look at how AI can assist them in their work, such as doing administrative tasks, while they develop soft skills such as problem-solving and customer service:
Govt urged to scrap property cooling measures  Listenfacebook
The Heung Yee Kuk says the government should scrap property cooling measures introduced more than a decade ago. The rural body stressed the need to stabilise the market, saying a downturn in prices threatens the economy. Elvis Yu reports:
Better-than-expected response to silver bonds  Listenfacebook
The government says its latest Silver Bond programme received more than 300,000 applications involving over $70 billion. And because of the better-than-expected market response, officials said the final issuance amount would be $55 billion - higher than the planned $50 billion. Anne Chan reports:
China's economic recovery 'bumpy and tortuous'  Listenfacebook
China says its economic recovery "will be a bumpy and tortuous process" but insists Western critics "will be proven wrong". The comments come after a raft of recent figures stoked concerns and after President Biden said China's mounting economic problems made it a "ticking time bomb". Aaron Tam reports: