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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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Manslaughter charges dropped against two doctors  Listenfacebook
The Eastern court has dismissed manslaughter charges against two doctors over a patient who suffered acute liver failure after being treated by the pair. Violet Wong reports:
Only severe breach of care constitutes a 'criminal liability'  Listenfacebook
Medical sector lawmaker David Lam says he welcomes the court's dismissal of the charges. He told Vanessa Cheng that the Medical Council had only given them suspended penalties two years ago so it was appropriate for the two doctors to go back to work:
'Address doctor shortage to avoid medical blunders'  Listenfacebook
A patient's rights advocate says he supports the decision to drop manslaughter charges against the two doctors because the case failed to meet the high threshold needed to prove gross negligence. Alex Lam, a lawyer and chairman of Hong Kong Patients' Voices, said it paved the way for an inquest to go ahead. He told Samantha Butler that it could be a matter of time before a similar incident occurred unless authorities could address the manpower shortage at public hospitals:
Probe into suspected child abuse in school residence  Listenfacebook
Police say they are investigating a suspected child abuse case in which a boy who lives in his school's residence was taken to hospital with a bruise on his thigh this month. Damon Pang reports:
Study shows high pressure facing special needs students  Listenfacebook
A survey has suggested that the city's primary schools are failing to provide enough support to children with special educational needs (SEN) with some kids finding it too stressful to even turn up for class. The Hong Kong Christian Service interviewed about 350 parents of SEN children and over 30 percent said their children faced ‘very high’ pressure to learn while almost a fifth said their children had refused to go to school after leaving kindergarten. Joyce To, who heads one of the service's education units, told Elvis Yu more about the survey:
NSL police arrest two members of defunct protester fund  Listenfacebook
National security police have arrested two people, accusing them of offering support to those who had fled overseas or to organisations which called for sanctions against Hong Kong. Police say the pair worked with the now-defunct 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund to receive donations from overseas groups. Janice Yuen reports:
Small caterers cannot afford to import labour  Listenfacebook
The catering sector says smaller firms probably will not benefit from new labour importation rules as they cannot shoulder the costs involved. Under the new rules, thousands of workers are expected to be brought in from Monday, as Kelly Yu reports:
National Day concert cancelled after stars pull out  Listenfacebook
A concert to celebrate National Day has been cancelled after a few star performers pulled out. Lawmakers Yan Chan, Doreen Kong and LegCo's very own Aron Kwok were among those headlining an extravaganza planned for September 8 at Queen Elizabeth Stadium. Damon Pang reports:
Home prices fall up to 1.1 percent  Listenfacebook
Home prices have fallen to their lowest level since January, according to data from the Rating and Valuation Department. Sean Kennedy reports:
Taskforce examining how to boost stock market's liquidity  Listenfacebook
A new taskforce will be set up by the government to come up with ways to boost the stock market's liquidity. They will be looking into factors such as how companies list here as well as the market structure and trading mechanism. Ada Au reports:
US commerce chief holds second round of China talks  Listenfacebook
US commerce chief Gina Raimondo has held talks with Premier Li Qiang to discuss how Beijing and Washington can better manage tensions between the world's two largest economies. Aaron Tam reports: