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Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Janice Wong and Cecil Wong


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Paul Chan seeking to sell HK opportunities to friends at Apec  Listenfacebook
Financial Secretary Paul Chan says he will tell political and business leaders from around the world at the Apec meeting in the US later this week about new opportunities in Hong Kong. As Elvis Yu reports, he also said he wants to make more friends for the SAR at the summit in San Francisco:
Successful return of motorsports to HK with World Rallycross finale  Listenfacebook
Fans were left delighted by the return of motorsport to Hong Kong for the first time since the pandemic, with spectators getting an up-close look at all-electric vehicles zooming around the Central Harbourfront on a custom-built racetrack. As Jamie Clarke reports, a victory by Johan Kristoffersson capped off the World Rallycross season finale over the weekend:
Kidney transplant recipients express gratitude on Organ Donation Day  Listenfacebook
Saturday was Organ Donation Day, but hospital officials say Hong Kong needs to do a lot more work to bring the number of kidney donations here up to a higher level. As of September, more than 2,430 late-stage kidney failure patients were still waiting for a new organ. Frank Yung has been speaking with two kidney transplant recipients who told them about the infinite gratitude they feel for their donors:
'Conservative' society, lack of awareness suppressing organ donation  Listenfacebook
The number of kidney donations have fallen -- from 72 two years ago, to 42 in the first nine months of this year. Dr Lui Sing-leung, the chairman of the Hospital Authority's central renal committee, spoke to Frank Yung about Hong Kong's low organ donation rate:
SoCO calls for more help for mental health sufferers  Listenfacebook
A community group has called for more support for people recovering from mental health issues. The Society for Community Organisation, or SoCO, also says some of these people are not even aware of the government services available for them, as Elvis Yu reports:
Officials to launch probe after construction accidents  Listenfacebook
Labour minister Chris Sun says officials will follow up on two construction site accidents that took place over the past several days. A worker had died in one of the incidents after being hit by a falling iron bar. Damon Pang reports:
SMEs urged to upgrade tech for bigger profits  Listenfacebook
The chairman of the Productivity Council, Sunny Tan, says small- and medium-sized companies can apply for funding if they want to upgrade their operations with technology. Speaking after attending a radio programme, Tan said the council had helped with some 1,200 projects, with most setting up factories in Shenzhen or Dongguan. Tan told Damon Pang that technology upgrades can make businesses more profitable:
'Positive' growth in Single's Day sales  Listenfacebook
Alibaba Group has reported that its Chinese e-commerce platforms Tmall and Taobao recorded a "positive" year-on-year growth over this year's Singles Day sales period, which wrapped up at midnight on Saturday. Meanwhile, competitor said its 'festival gross merchandising volume' hit a record-high over the sales period. Aaron Tam reports:
US politicians work to avert govt shutdown  Listenfacebook
The US government is preparing for a possible shutdown this Friday, with federal funding set to expire. The political brinkmanship around the US debt ceiling saw ratings agency Moody's lower its outlook on the US credit rating from stable to negative, on Friday. RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, told Cecil Wong that the downgrade will affect the markets:
Charity wishes for bigger store to amp up service  Listenfacebook
Operation Santa Claus 2023 is in full swing and we are raising money for 16 charities this year. One of the beneficiaries is Foodlink Foundation - a charity that helps deliver safe-to-eat surplus food from food outlets across the territory to those in need, while reducing food wastage at the same time. The group's head of operations, Aurea Yung, says they will use the donation to extend their successful charity project called "We Love Green Food Store" that has already been in operation for around half a year. The store, located in Kwun Tong, supplies surplus fresh produce collected from partner supermarkets to elderly residents and low-income families in the area. Yung says they expect their store to have served more than 2,000 individuals after their first year of operation. She spoke to Janice Wong: