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


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Six-year notice for land lease renewals proposed  Listenfacebook
A government proposal to streamline the renewal of hundreds of thousands of land leases across Hong Kong will see property owners informed of a successful 50-year extension six years before their leases are set to expire, up from a previous proposal of three years. As Vanessa Cheng reports, authorities will also require foreign consular missions and other foreign entities to seek approval from the Foreign Ministry for lease extensions:
New district councillors should be govt's conduit to community views  Listenfacebook
Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Alice Mak, says future district councillors must serve as the government's eyes and ears and live up to people's expectations. In an exclusive interview with RTHK, Ms Mak said voters in Sunday's elections had the responsibility to choose patriots who listen to public views. She also told Kelly Yu that a new system to monitor councillors' performance meant more say for the residents:
Science Museum bound for Sha Tin as new national development museum planned  Listenfacebook
The government has proposed moving the Science Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui to Sha Tin, to make way for a new museum to showcase the country's development and achievements. As Violet Wong reports, culture secretary Kevin Yeung said the plan is still in its initial stage, and the government is still collecting views on the matter:
'HK perfect for investment and tech summit'  Listenfacebook
The CEO of the Future Investment Initiative Institute said Hong Kong's DNA as a multicultural hub makes it an ideal place to host the first FII Priority Summit -- an investment and tech forum -- in Asia. Kelly Yu reports:
SAR can help shape global megatrends, says CE  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee, who was also at the forum, said Hong Kong can play a key role in shaping the megatrends of the 21st century. As Natale Ching reports, he also said the FII event marks another significant step in deepening ties between the SAR and Saudi Arabia:
CATL sets up shop in 'ideal' Hong Kong  Listenfacebook
Mainland battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology is setting up its international headquarters in Hong Kong, with a research and development centre at the Science Park. At a signing ceremony attended by financial secretary Paul Chan and innovation and technology chief Sun Dong, the firm's founder, Zeng Yuqun, said he believes Hong Kong is an ideal place to expand into:
'Cancer patients turn online for info due to inadequate time with doctors'  Listenfacebook
A survey by a patient support group has found that many cancer patients are turning to the internet for medical advice and that some of them would simply trust information with the most 'likes' or shares - because they don't get enough time to ask their doctors about their illnesses. The Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society said it interviewed 236 cancer patients and caregivers - who estimated that they had spent an average of 13 minutes per consultation with doctors in public hospitals, and 24 minutes for private doctors. Dr Lam Ka-on, chairman of the society's cancer education subcommittee, told Ben Tse consultation times will never be long enough, so it's key for patients to build up their own knowledge about their illness:
Almost all teachers are 'highly stressed', survey finds  Listenfacebook
Teachers are at their unhappiest level in a decade, according to the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers, which interviewed over a thousand teachers about their workload and stress levels. Vanessa Cheng has the details:
Marilyn Tang faces prison for perverting the course of justice  Listenfacebook
The younger sister of a former leader of the now-disbanded Confederation of Trade Unions, or CTU, has been remanded in custody after pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice. Marilyn Tang will be sentenced later this month. Priscilla Ng reports:
Xi Jinping urges EU to work with China on global stability  Listenfacebook
Top European Union officials have met President Xi Jinping in Beijing for their first in-person summit in four years to discuss issues ranging from trade imbalances to Ukraine. Kelly Yu reports:
Mainland export data beats forecasts  Listenfacebook
Mainland exports rose last month for the first time since April - beating forecasts and suggesting factory production may be recovering after a slump in demand at home and abroad. The General Administration of Customs said overseas shipments edged up half-a-percent on-year -- better than the 0.3 percent contraction forecast by analysts in a Bloomberg poll. It also beat the 1.1 percent drop expected in a Reuters survey. Imports, meanwhile, slipped back into contraction - falling 0.6 percent. Societe Generale's Great China Economist, Michelle Lam, says the latest numbers mean domestic demand is still fragile. She first spoke to Damon Pang about the mainland export data:
Operation Santa Claus beneficiary aims to help troubled teens  Listenfacebook
Operation Santa Claus 2023 is in full swing, and this year we’re raising money for 16 charities. One of them is the "Teens Mental Health Club Project", which is organised by The Hub Children and Youth Centre Limited, to conduct programs for children aged between 10 and 16 years old. Alyson Hau went to visit their new centre in Sham Shui Po, and met up with Josephine Leung, Executive Director of the charity: