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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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Agnes Chow announces plan to skip bail  Listenfacebook
The government says it will make every effort in accordance with the law to pursue a woman accused of national security offences after it was revealed she planned to jump bail. Agnes Chow, who co-founded the now-defunct Demosisto party, said she was in Canada and would not be reporting to police this month. Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said Hong Kong was a law-based society and no one was above the law. Elvis Yu reports:
CE addresses Constitution Day seminar  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee says the government is prepared to complete Basic Law Article 23 national security legislation next year. He made the remarks at a seminar for Constitution Day, during which he also stressed that the Constitution was vital to the nation's development and modernisation. Chloe Feng reports:
Plans to raise knowledge of law at schools  Listenfacebook
Officials say they are fine-tuning the SAR's education system to beef up awareness for the rule of law so the public can have a proper understanding of the matter, as well as to groom young people's respect for the rule of law. Damon Pang reports:
Doctor predicts late start to winter flu season  Listenfacebook
Respiratory medicine specialist, Leung Chi-chiu, says it is unlikely there will be serious flu outbreaks in the short term amid a spike of cases here. He says Hong Kong's summer flu season has just finished and the winter season may come in February or March. Dr Leung also said it was unnecessary to bring forward the Christmas holidays to prevent outbreaks at schools. He spoke to Vanessa Cheng:
Paediatrician urges youngsters to get Covid jabs  Listenfacebook
A medical professor says children aged under 18 should keep up-to-date with their Covid vaccinations, despite the government recommending regular jabs only for the immuno-compromised or those aged over 50. Paediatrician Mike Kwan, from the University of Hong Kong's School of Public Health, said the jabs would boost the population's herd immunity against Covid. He also said since the mask mandate was dropped in March and cross-border traffic had increased, the city had encountered a number of respiratory viruses. He urged people to maintain good hygiene to help prevent the spread of infections. Dr Kwan spoke to Samantha Butler:
FS says budget deficit 'inevitable'  Listenfacebook
Financial Secretary Paul Chan says a budget deficit in the next financial year is inevitable although authorities will try to prevent it from exceeding three to four percent of the city's GDP. Speaking in Legco, the finance chief said he still expected a 3.2 percent GDP growth for the year. Anne Chan reports:
Beware of AI-generated content across industries  Listenfacebook
Tech Tuesday looks at the blurring lines between what is generated by artificial intelligence and what is real. A coding conference was cancelled after the organiser was found to have used AI to fabricate a speaker, and an American sports magazine, Sports Illustrated, found itself in an embarrassing situation after it was accused of publishing AI-generated articles. Violet Wong and Raj Shroff have details: