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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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Outbound travel slows retails sales over Xmas  Listenfacebook
A retail sector lawmaker and a bar industry representative have attributed slow sales during the Christmas break to people travelling out of the SAR and a lack of incoming tourists to make up for it. As Elvis Yu reports, they said more needed to be done to bring in international visitors:
Businesses need to 'reinvent' to lure more tourists  Listenfacebook
Chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong group, Allan Zeman, says creative and innovative measures are needed to draw tourists to Hong Kong. He said even though his group saw a boost in revenue over the festive season, many other businesses did not fare quite as well. He spoke to Vanessa Cheng:
Caution over handling fish, following two deaths  Listenfacebook
A specialist in infectious diseases, Joseph Tsang, is calling on people to be extra careful when handling freshwater seafood, saying two people have died after an outbreak of invasive Group B Streptococcus infections. The Centre for Health Protection has reported eight such cases in the New Territories East Cluster over the past few months, with most patients having bought freshwater fish from a Sheung Shui market before falling ill. Dr Tsang told Vanessa Cheng that people should not touch freshwater fish with their bare hands and should avoid eating raw or undercooked fish:
Study shows AI helps detect bowel cancer  Listenfacebook
Chinese University researchers have found that artificial intelligence can significantly improve junior doctors' ability to detect bowel cancer by helping them locate abnormal cells in the colon. 22 doctors performed colonoscopies on more than 700 patients in their study, with half of the procedures assisted by AI. Professor Philip Chiu, who led the research, said using AI increases the chances of finding adenomas - which could potentially develop into colorectal cancer - by 13 percent. He spoke to Elvis Yu:
HKer killed in car accident in Guangdong  Listenfacebook
SAR officials say they are working with the families of a Hongkonger killed in a head-on car crash in northern Guangdong province on Christmas Day, as well as two Hong Kong residents injured in the incident. Jacqueline Guico reports:
100-year-old Baiyun Railway Station reopens  Listenfacebook
The Guangzhou Baiyun Railway Station, one of Asia’s biggest railway stations, began operations on Tuesday. As Vanessa Cheng reports, mainland railway officials said the opening marked a significant advancement in the country's transportation infrastructure:
Xmas party for select youngsters at Government House  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive, John Lee, has used the Christmas holiday to call on people to spread the message of love and build a society with warmth and kindness. The CE spread the festive spirit by celebrating Christmas Day with a group of young people at Government House. Frank Yung reports: