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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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Concerns expressed over student suicides  Listenfacebook
A former government advisor on mental health policies says the government should implement measures to give teachers more time to prioritise the psychological well-being of their students amid a demanding academic schedule. Wong Yan-lung, former chairman of the Advisory Committee on Mental Health, was commenting on the rising number of student suicides. Vanessa Cheng reports:
Former minister criticises one-sided views in HK  Listenfacebook
A former transport secretary has urged the government and the business sector to clear up misconceptions about Hong Kong and promote its strengths to the world. Anthony Cheung, who was the former Secretary for Transport and Housing, said the SAR had been portrayed negatively in the international media. Elvis Yu reports:
Civil servants urged to set good example in DC polls  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee has called on civil servants to vote in the upcoming District Council elections, noting that they are sworn to support the government in implementing its policies. Speaking at an event to drum up support for Sunday's elections among civil servants and their families, the CE described the polls as the "last mile" in improving the electoral system after social unrest in 2019. Wendy Wong reports:
What to expect in district elections  Listenfacebook
The district council elections are the first following a major overhaul on district administration to ensure only patriots govern Hong Kong. The government has said the elections will improve district governance and make Hong Kong an even better place. Frank Yung explains what you need to know about Sunday's elections:
FS: HK must explore new markets to boost resilience  Listenfacebook
Financial Secretary Paul Chan says Hong Kong must work hard to explore new markets to make its economy more resilient, adding that the SAR is actively developing partnerships with countries in the Middle East and Asia. Writing on his blog, he said the SAR needed to diversify its economic cooperation with other regions amid the complex political and economic environment in the world. Violet Wong reports:
Climate change is an 'opportunity not a cost'  Listenfacebook
The head the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society says firms need to start viewing climate change not as a cost, but an opportunity for innovation. Ruth Shapiro and her society will be hosting an event on Tuesday at the Asia Society, which brings together top business leaders to share their insights on climate challenges. Dr Shapiro told Janice Wong that many companies realise the need to tackle climate issues and transform their business, otherwise they may struggle to survive:
Charity wants to teach teens about consent  Listenfacebook
The Operation Santa Claus charity drive is in full swing, to raise funds for 16 charitable organisations. Teen’s Key is one of them. It says it is committed to helping young women - no matter their situation or circumstance. It also focuses on young women’s sexual and reproductive health and provides treatment for those in crisis. Maggie Wong visited its centre in Tsim Sha Tsui to speak with the head of resource development, Rachel Chow:
US targets methane emissions from oil and gas  Listenfacebook
The Biden administration has unveiled its final rules on cracking down on methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. The rules have been two years in the making and were announced at the Cop28 climate summit that is underway in Dubai. The methane regulations are among several US initiatives to fight global warming. RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, told Samantha Butler that questions remained as to whether Congress would approve the new rules: