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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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Students warned at CUHK graduation ceremony  Listenfacebook
The Chinese University says two students who were seen being taken away after a graduation ceremony on Thursday had breached a new code of conduct. The university had earlier warned students not to shout or display banners at the ceremony, after protests last year. Jacqueline Guico reports:
Catholic clerics urged not to interfere in SAR affairs  Listenfacebook
The government has hit back at what it called "misleading and slanderous remarks" by senior Catholic clerics regarding the former media tycoon, Jimmy Lai. Steve Dunthorne reports:
Hotels monitoring overseas bed bugs invasion  Listenfacebook
Hotel operators say they are keeping a close eye on the global bed bug situation, which is worsening in southeast Asia and Europe. They have urged the government to devise ways to prevent a bed bug invasion here in Hong Kong. Damon Pang reports:
SmartPLAY app hit by surge in bookings  Listenfacebook
The government says its new sports venue online booking system has been plagued with log-in issues because it could not cope with a surge in traffic. It has apologised for the inconvenience caused. The system was launched on Thursday morning and is designed to make the booking process more fair and to crack down on touts. Damon Pang reports:
Call for land to support EV battery recycling  Listenfacebook
The car industry has urged the government to provide more support for the recycling of electric vehicle batteries, saying Hong Kong has the capacity to handle them if land is made available for the development of recycling facilities. The call came after Chief Executive John Lee announced in his policy address that the government would include electric vehicle batteries in the producer responsibility system - where the producer retains liability for products at the end of their service life. Edward Chan, an adviser to the Hong Kong E-Vehicles Business General Association, told Anne Chan that the city had the necessary equipment and engineers:
Too much trans fats in egg tarts, puff pastry  Listenfacebook
A recent study by the Centre for Food Safety has found that fewer food samples now contain excessive amounts of trans fats than a few years ago. Out of 149 food samples tested by the centre, only six exceeded the trans fat guideline set by the World Health Organisation. Some of the food samples that still contained too much trans fat included egg tarts and soup with puff pastry and the centre said these foods were likely to have been made with partially hydrogenated oils, which are the main source of industrially-produced trans fats. Terence Cheung, the centre's risk assessment and communications consultant, spoke to Violet Wong:
Defendants to plead not guilty in Mirror mishap  Listenfacebook
A project manager who worked on a concert during which a giant screen plunged onto the stage has said he will plead not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to defraud. The accident horrified thousands of fans of the boy-band, Mirror, who saw dancers injured on stage. Azam Khan reports:
High interest rates and labour costs derail MTR tender  Listenfacebook
A property analyst says high interest rates and construction costs are discouraging developers from bidding on projects. Hannah Jeong, head of valuation and advisory services at real estate firm, Colliers Hong Kong, was commenting on the MTR Corporation's failure to get any bids for its project at Tung Chung East Station. It is located between Sunny Bay and Tung Chung stations, and up to 1,000 flats and a shopping mall are expected to be built there. Jeong told Samantha Butler that the site's completion date was 2029, so developers would prefer to take a cautious approach:
'Positive results' from US-China climate talks  Listenfacebook
China says climate talks with the US in the American state of California have yielded positive results. As Wendy Wong reports, the world's two largest greenhouse gas emitters were meeting ahead of the Cop28 summit in Dubai:
Yellen seeks 'substantive' talks with China  Listenfacebook
The US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has told Vice Premier He Lifeng that she wants "open and substantive" discussions on issues including the US-China economic relationship, Beijing's subsidy practices and climate change and debt relief. She was commenting ahead of two days of bilateral meetings in San Francisco before next week's Apec summit. Jacqueline Guico reports:
Xmas wishes for care home include having more staff  Listenfacebook
RTHK's Operation Santa Claus charity drive is this year raising money for 16 causes. One is the Home of Loving Faithfulness, which provides a forever home for children and adults with special needs. Noreen Mir went to their centre in Sheung Shui, to meet Gretchen Ryan and Wenda Wong, and find out how residents will be spending Christmas: