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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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JPEX website blocked amid fraud investigation  Listenfacebook
Police say three more men have been arrested for suspected conspiracy to defraud in relation to the unlicensed cryptocurrency exchange JPEX. The latest move brings the total number of people arrested in the case to 11. Sources say police have asked telecom operators to block the JPEX website. Wendy Wong reports:
23 arrested over phone scam cases  Listenfacebook
Police have arrested 23 people over dozens of phone scam cases totalling $6 million this month. Authorities believe a syndicate was behind the cases. Vanessa Cheng reports:
Kindergarten director suspected of forgery  Listenfacebook
Parents, whose children attend a kindergarten in Sheung Shui, have been blindsided by news that its operations and financial management fail to meet standards. It is understood police have arrested a senior kindergarten staff member suspected of forgery. Kristie Ko reports:
Probe into data breach at Consumer Council  Listenfacebook
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data says it has launched a compliance check after receiving a data breach notification from the Consumer Council. Kelly Yu reports:
Falling concrete slab kills worker  Listenfacebook
A worker has died after a concrete slab fell on him at a construction site in Hung Shui Kiu. As Priscilla Ng reports, the slab reportedly weighed around three tonnes:
CUHK launches free dementia screening  Listenfacebook
The Chinese University has introduced a free screening service for residents to diagnose Alzheimer's disease, in collaboration with the Charles K Kao Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease. The co-director of the service, Dr Chiu Ha-ying, says the screening will target seniors without dementia or other conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, that can affect cognition. Dr Chiu told Anne Chan that early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease or risk of developing it could be identified with an online questionnaire and an eye test:
DAB wants GEM listing reforms  Listenfacebook
The DAB party wants authorities to make it easier for small and medium-sized companies to list on GEM. Formerly known as the Growth Enterprise Market, GEM is the second board of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing and allows small and mid-sized issuers to raise funds. But the DAB party says the lack of new listings in the past few years has undermined Hong Kong's position as an international financial hub. DAB lawmaker, Edmund Wong, told Samantha Butler that the application procedure was too slow, and the minimum cash inflow of $30 million was too high:
HK athletes arrive in Hangzhou for Asian Games  Listenfacebook
Athletes from the SAR are beginning to arrive in Hangzhou for the Asian Games, which open on Saturday. And Rugby Sevens veteran Yiu Kam-shing and wushu sensation Juanita Mok have been named Hong Kong's flag bearers for the event. As Hailey Yip reports, the SAR's delegation is hoping to have a strong showing at the 19th edition of the games:
Chinese taikonauts play with fire in space  Listenfacebook
Chinese astronauts have delivered the fourth lecture - livestreamed from the Tiangong space station - and this time taught by the crew of the Shenzhou-16 mission. As Kelly Yu reports, the taikonauts played with fire in space: