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


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179 district councillors appointed following elections  Listenfacebook
The government has appointed 179 district councillors following Sunday's District Council elections. The government says a majority of them are young to middle-aged and from all walks of life, with the youngest at 23-years-old. Damon Pang reports:
Appointed DC member hails revamped councils  Listenfacebook
A newly-appointed district councillor has hailed the overhaul of the elections, which saw a drop in the number of directly-elected seats. Rizwan Ullah, a secondary school vice principal and a member of the Equal Opportunities Commission, represents the Kowloon City Council. He says the revamped system allows for the appointment of local professionals or ethnic minorities such as himself, who may lack the time and resources to win the public's vote. He told Ben Tse what he hoped to achieve within his community:
Survey shows demand for communications, AI staff  Listenfacebook
A global employment agency says almost half of the local companies it surveyed plan to hire new staff in the first quarter of next year. ManpowerGroup interviewed just over 40,000 employers in 41 countries and regions around the world, including 525 in Hong Kong. Lancy Chui, the group's senior vice-president, says the communication-services sector is the one that is most in need of staff. She also told Elvis Yu that people with experience in artificial intelligence were in demand:
HK home prices to fall another 10 percent  Listenfacebook
Property firm JLL says the price of small-and-medium sized homes will fall by another 10 percent next year to levels seen back in 2016. As Violet Wong reports, that will worsen the city's negative equity problem:
Mainland-made aircraft land in Hong Kong  Listenfacebook
Two home-grown aircraft, the C919 and ARJ21, have arrived in Hong Kong as part of their first visit to the city. There will be a flight demonstration for the larger passenger plane - the C919 - on Saturday, weather permitting. Elvis Yu reports:
Transport chief unveils infrastructure blueprint  Listenfacebook
Transport minister Lam Sai-hung says the "smart and green" transport systems in Kwun Tong and Kai Tak will not be completed until 2034 at the earliest. He also says it is too early to put a price tag on the government's infrastructure plans. Violet Wong reports:
New XBB Covid vaccine available for elderly  Listenfacebook
People aged 65 and above can book an appointment for a dose of a new vaccine for the XBB variant of Covid-19 from Wednesday. Kelly Yu reports:
Cramped flats affecting kid's spinal health  Listenfacebook
This year, Operation Santa Claus is raising money for 16 charities, one of which is the “Children Complimentary Chiropractic Care Program" - organised by Children Chiropractic Foundation. The charity aims to improve the spinal health of underprivileged youngsters. Angie Man visited their centre and spoke to Cindy Tsang, Chief Executive of the charity and one of their beneficiaries:
Xi Jinping visits Vietnam to boost ties  Listenfacebook
President Xi Jinping says with joint efforts, ties between China and Vietnam will enter a new stage. He made the comment as he held talks with the general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, during his two-day state visit to the country. Chloe Feng reports:
Sunak wins first vote on Rwanda migrant plan  Listenfacebook
The British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's emergency bill - reviving his plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda - has been approved by parliament, enabling it to proceed to the next stage of the legislative process. The bill opened up deep divisions in Britain's ruling Conservative Party but was passed with a majority of 44 in a knife-edge parliamentary vote. The bill was introduced only last week after a unanimous Supreme Court ruling in November that deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda was illegal under international law. RTHK's UK correspondent Peter Anderson told Samantha Butler that this was not the end of the hurdles facing the prime minister:
US consumer inflation edges down in Nov  Listenfacebook
Consumer inflation in the United States edged down for a second straight month in November, offering good news for policymakers seeking to rein in prices. Sean Kennedy reports: