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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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Tsing Yi residents hit by second power glitch  Listenfacebook
The government says it is shocked by two power glitches in Tsing Yi in a short space of time and it has expressed concerned about people's safety. The blackout occurred at a public housing estate on Sunday morning and lasted for more than an hour, affecting some 300 households. It is the second time in seven days that Tsing Yi has been hit by a power glitch after reports of an explosion at the Nga Ying Chau Street CLP substation last Monday. Damon Pang reports:
Cathay Pacific announces flight reduction  Listenfacebook
Cathay Pacific says it will reduce flights over the next two months to ensure normal operations over the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday. It has assured passengers that they will be able to fly as planned during the peak travel period. Violet Wong reports:
Scheme to encourage elderly employment  Listenfacebook
Labour and Welfare Secretary Chris Sun says he hopes a future government initiative, offering subsidies to people aged 40 and over who return to work, will attract more women into the workforce. Wendy Wong reports:
Govt to review some public service charges  Listenfacebook
Financial Secretary Paul Chan says it may be time to review public service charges that have not been raised for some time, as well as those that are far from cost recovery. He made the comment in his weekly blog while discussing ways to increase government revenue amid a deficit. Damon Pang reports:
IT secretary says sanctions hinder attracting talent  Listenfacebook
Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry, Sun Dong, says Hong Kong must strengthen cooperation with the mainland and make use of its own unique advantages to develop the city's innovation and technology industries. Anne Chan reports:
'Dual system' for driver's licenses preferred  Listenfacebook
A transport analyst has welcomed plans to introduce electronic driver and vehicle licences this year. The Transport Department said people could still choose to carry a physical version of their driver's licence, whereas the hard copy of the vehicle license will be phased out. Alok Jain, CEO and managing director of Trans-Consult, spoke to Janice Wong:
Boeing 737 Max 9 jets grounded after cabin blowout  Listenfacebook
US regulators have temporarily grounded certain Boeing 737 Max 9 jetliners for safety checks after a cabin panel blowout forced an Alaska Airlines jet to make an emergency landing. Boeing was already trying to recover from two deadly air crashes almost five years ago. RTHK's US economics correspondent, Barry Wood, in Washington, told Samantha Butler that the incident was 'very serious' given that it was a new plane: