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


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Govt launches Night Vibes campaign  Listenfacebook
Authorities have unveiled a campaign to boost the economy after the sun goes down. Some highlights of the Night Vibes campaign will include cheaper night-time movie tickets at cinemas and free admission to Happy Valley Racecourse for Wednesday races. Frank Yung reports:
Zeman: HK needs to keep re-inventing itself  Listenfacebook
The chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong Group says he 'commends' the government's efforts to revive the SAR's nightlife. Allan Zeman, who was at Thursday's launch ceremony, says the government has done a good job of rallying organisations to support the Night Vibes campaign. He says boosting public confidence in the city is key to stimulating spending. He told Samantha Butler it was important the city kept re-inventing itself:
Unknown number affected by Cyberport data breach  Listenfacebook
Cyberport says it is not sure how many people and organisations are affected by a personal data breach. Some 400 gigabytes of personal data were exposed on the dark web on Tuesday, following a cyber-attack of the company's file storage server in the middle of August. Damon Pang reports:
Car parks, schools closed as HK sees more rain  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong has again seen heavy rainfall, which triggered landslides and flooding in many areas across the territory on Thursday morning. Forecasters issued the Red Rainstorm Warning signal before 6am on Thursday and later downgraded it to Amber at 10:30am, before dropping it all together. One of the areas that was affected was an underground car park in Chai Wan that was hit by severe flooding during last week’s devastating rains. Hailey Yip reports:
Watchdog finds quality hair dryer knockoff  Listenfacebook
The Consumer Council says Xiaomi's hair dryer, which costs just under $200, performs just as well as Dyson's $3,680 version. The watchdog also said one blowdryer they tested generated an air temperature of more than 100 degrees Celsius, as Anne Chan reports:
Baggage handling complaints surge against airlines  Listenfacebook
The Consumer Council has recorded a surge in complaints concerning airlines' handling of delayed, damaged and lost baggage. The watchdog said they received 61 complaints between January and August, compared to 14 complaints received last year. The vice-chairman of the council's research and testing committee, Victor Lui, told Anne Chan that most of the complaints were related to the service quality of the airlines when dealing with baggage-related issues:
Debate on whether talent subsidy can boost admissions  Listenfacebook
The Education Bureau says children of those who come to Hong Kong through talent admission schemes, and attend Direct Subsidy Scheme schools, will be allowed to receive government subsidies. It made the statement in response to a media inquiry about a circular published in July. The government also said it would provide services to such parents seeking school places for their children. The chairman of the Direct Subsidy Scheme Schools Council, Dion Chen, told Damon Pang that he was not certain if more mainland students would help with a shortage of students here:
Talent school subsidy will 'stabilise' student numbers  Listenfacebook
A secondary school principal says the only way to reverse the student population decline in Hong Kong is to bring in more students. Mervyn Cheung from the Education Policy Concern Organisation welcomed the government helping and providing subsidies for people moving to the city under its talent scheme, and denied this would take places away from local students. He spoke to Ben Tse:
EU investigates China's electric vehicle subsidies  Listenfacebook
Beijing has criticised the launch of a European Union probe into China's electric vehicle subsidies, calling it a "naked protectionist act". The Ministry of Commerce also warned the move would damage economic and trade relations. Kelly Yu reports: