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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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Prison revamp likened to five-star hotel  Listenfacebook
The government has dismissed criticism from lawmakers over a HK$5.2-billion plan to rebuild the Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. As Frank Yung reports, one lawmaker even claimed the money needed for the plan was enough to build a "five-star hotel":
Suspect charged over 30-year-old murder case  Listenfacebook
Police have charged one of three suspects involved in the murder of a shopkeeper and an attempted burglary at a Sham Shui Po jewellery shop more than 30 years ago. Damon Pang reports:
Three questions for China, US leaders ahead of Apec  Listenfacebook
An expert on geopolitics and foreign policies says he expects China and the United States to try and work together and iron out their differences during this week's Apec summit. Presidents Xi and Biden will attend the summit in San Francisco and hold talks on the sidelines - making it their first face-to-face meeting in a year. Brian Wong, an assistant professor of political philosophy at the University of Hong Kong, says the SAR has to find ways to avoid being caught up in Sino-US tensions. He told Kelly Yu what to expect in the talks in San Francisco:
HK can promote "small but smart" development  Listenfacebook
Chief Secretary Eric Chan says the eight steps announced by President Xi Jinping to support high-quality Belt and Road cooperation have brought new opportunities for Hong Kong. Natale Ching reports:
Fresh food stalls make a comeback at LNY fair  Listenfacebook
Bidding has been fierce for stalls at the upcoming Lunar New Year Fair in Victoria Park. The most expensive fast-food stall went for HK$220,000 as vendors look ahead to serving food for the first time since the pandemic. Elvis Yu reports:
Former NBA star applies to HK's talent scheme  Listenfacebook
Former American basketball star, Stephon Marbury, has applied for the Top Talent Pass Scheme and could work with one of Hong Kong's clubs to promote the sport in future. Vanessa Cheng reports:
Media reports dismiss helpers as "rubbish and lazy"  Listenfacebook
A researcher at Lingnan University says many Chinese-language media reports paint foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong as 'rubbish and lazy', while highlighting the stress felt by employers and carers. Professor Janet Ho, head of the Department of English, says in 400 Chinese-language news reports they analysed within a nine-year period, most did not offer an accurate picture of helpers' lives here. She told Janice Wong that such mis-representation could exacerbate the workers' challenges in the city:
Study highlights importance of "healthy" life expectancy  Listenfacebook
People are living longer but their quality of life is failing to keep pace. That is the findings of a study by the Chinese University. Its Faculty of Medicine and Institute of Health Equity analysed age, mortality and disability rates between 2007 and 2020 from data obtained from the Census and Statistics Department. Roger Chung, an associate professor from the university's School of Public Health told Samantha Butler that authorities should measure a person's "disability-free" life expectancy to ensure quality of life:
Humane's launches its Ai Pin "smarphone killer"  Listenfacebook
A secretive start-up, founded by ex-Apple employees and backed by OpenAI's CEO, has just launched a new product that some say could be a smartphone killer. The AI-powered wearable, Ai Pin, is a small, cookie-sized device that you stick on your clothes. It has no screen but uses a laser to project information onto your hand. Violet Wong has more details in RTHK's Tech Tuesday podcast:
Gaza hospitals turning into "cemeteries"  Listenfacebook
Hamas health officials say all hospitals in northern Gaza have ceased to function as the sites have become a focal point in Israel's ground offensive. Israel claims the facilities are being used to conceal Hamas positions, which medics deny. The UN says Gaza's biggest hospital, Al-Shifa, is becoming a cemetery but the situation is also bad in the south of the Strip. RTHK's Jerusalem correspondent Robert Berger gave Annemarie Evans an update: