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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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Wang Yi warns road to Xi-Biden summit won't be 'smooth'  Listenfacebook
Foreign Minister Wang Yi has cautioned that many issues between China and the United States still need to be resolved and that the road towards a meeting between the leaders of the two countries next month “will not be smooth sailing”. Ally Chan reports:
Art 23 security laws will be 'good for investment'  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee says the new national security laws Hong Kong is planning will be good for business as they will ensure a stable and safe environment. He was commenting on Wednesday's Policy Speech, when he announced moves to press ahead with Article 23 national security legislation. Damon Pang reports:
Homelessness fears amid push to scrap low-quality flats  Listenfacebook
A community group says some grassroots families fear they will be left without a roof over their heads by a government push to eliminate "low-quality" subdivided flats. It says officials should first come up with an official 'minimum housing standard'. Elvis Yu reports:
Slow expansion over mainland healthcare for HKers  Listenfacebook
Health Secretary Lo Chung-mau says the government is going to move slowly as it introduces more healthcare services on the mainland for Hong Kong people. He says risk management will be very important. Damon Pang reports:
Minister denies HK filmmakers face restrictions  Listenfacebook
Culture minister Kevin Yeung says Hong Kong filmmakers are still making quality movies and they have not been hindered by changes to censorship rules. He says the films coming out are a hit with the public, but it is mainlanders the industry should be trying to impress. Anne Chan reports:
HK's Q3 growth hampered by external headwinds  Listenfacebook
Financial Secretary Paul Chan says economic growth in the third quarter is thought to have been slower than expected. The government's estimated figure is due to be released this week. Anne Chan reports:
One year on from Seoul's Halloween crowd crush  Listenfacebook
A memorial service has taken place in South Korea's capital to mark one year since a deadly crush at a Halloween street party. Nearly 160 people were killed in the disaster, which happened in a narrow alleyway. Thousands of South Koreans, including survivors and bereaved families, marched to City Hall in Seoul. No one has been held criminally responsible for the deaths although several local officials are on trial. RTHK's correspondent in Seoul, Frank Smith, told Janice Wong that Halloween celebrations over the weekend were subdued:
What the latest US GDP report means for inflation  Listenfacebook
US markets are bracing for what could be a momentous week, with a Federal Reserve meeting, US employment data and earnings from tech heavyweight, Apple, possibly setting the course for stocks and bonds for the rest of the year. RTHK's US economics correspondent, Barry Wood, in Washington told Samantha Butler that despite the blistering GDP growth posted by the US economy last week, he expected Fed officials to remain cautious over increasing rates: