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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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Govt unveils plans for HK's port industry  Listenfacebook
The government has unveiled a long-term plan to enhance Hong Kong's competitiveness in the maritime and port industry. As Elvis Yu tells us, the government aims to turn the SAR into a "smart port":
Maritime trade needs to be 'green' and 'smart'  Listenfacebook
A member of the Maritime and Port Board says Hong Kong's future lies in promoting itself as a 'green' and 'smart' port. Willy Lin, chairman of The Hong Kong Shippers’ Council, says the SAR will never again be in the top five busiest container ports in the world, due to regional competition and the transformation of the trade. But he told Samantha Butler that Hong Kong could give itself an edge by providing smart technology, and being one of the few ports in the region to provide green fuel for large container ships:
Sender registration scheme to crack down on scams  Listenfacebook
Hongkongers will soon be able to spot whether or not a text message from their telecom service provider is genuine. The Communications Authority is introducing a new verification scheme. Anne Chan reports:
IT expert says SMS scheme should be effective  Listenfacebook
The Communications Authority says 23 telecom service providers, including CSL Mobile, have already registered. Francis Fong, honorary president of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation, told Anne Chan that he believed the new scheme would be effective:
SFC warns public of LonShiX, Bitbank (Global)  Listenfacebook
The Securities and Futures Commission has warned of two more virtual asset platforms suspected of fraud. As Chloe Feng reports, the securities watchdog has added them to its alert list:
Cybersecurity bill planned for essential infrastructure  Listenfacebook
Security minister Chris Tang says the government is planning to introduce a bill to the Legislative Council next year to beef up cybersecurity for essential infrastructure, such as the power grid and telecommunications networks. Natale Ching reports:
CE wraps up Beijing duty visit  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee has wrapped up his duty visit to the capital. On the final day of the trip, he met the head of the National Development and Reform Commission and thanked the state planning body for helping the SAR better integrate into the nation's development. Vanessa Cheng reports from Beijing:
Daily airport traffic gets a Christmas boost  Listenfacebook
The Airport Authority says up to 160,000 passengers are expected to go through Hong Kong airport each day during the upcoming Christmas holiday period. It is up from the daily average of 150,000 people, which is three-quarters of pre-pandemic levels. As Frank Yung reports, the authority also said airport traffic could return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024:
Family dispute suspected after deadly blaze  Listenfacebook
A man has been killed and six people injured in a fire at Tung Tau Estate in Wong Tai Sin on Wednesday. As Natale Ching reports, police suspect the blaze began after a family dispute:
Gansu quake toll rises to 134  Listenfacebook
Rescuers have been digging through rubble in freezing temperatures to look for possible earthquake survivors, with the death toll in the nation's deadliest tremor in years rising to 134. State media said at least 113 people were killed in Gansu province, where the epicentre was, and 21 more died in neighbouring Qinghai. Anne Chan reports:
HKers can vote for their favourite typhoon name  Listenfacebook
A typhoon would not be the first thing you think of when you hear milk tea or dim sum, or even the names of Hong Kong's pandas, An An, Jia Jia, Ying Ying or Le Le. But these are the words that have been shortlisted by the Hong Kong Observatory on a list of potential typhoon names. As Aaron Tam reports, members of the public can now choose their favourite future cyclone name from that list: