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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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Beijing warns Taiwan against seeking independence  Listenfacebook
Beijing has strongly deplored a statement by the United States on the Taiwan leadership race. Over the weekend, William Lai of the Democratic Progressive Party, the DPP, finished first. Aaron Tam reports:
Taiwan won't want to 'imperil' cross-strait relations  Listenfacebook
An expert from a leading think tank says Beijing is not going to take action against Taiwan, unless the island makes "antagonistic statements". Einar Tangen, a senior fellow at the Taihe Institute, also said the outcome of the leadership race in Taiwan showed that people on the island might want more engagement with Beijing. The State Council Taiwan Affairs Office said the poll's results revealed that the party could not represent the mainstream public opinion. Tangen spoke to Frank Yung:
Big gap between A&E fees and private sector  Listenfacebook
Executive councillor Lam Ching-choi says a proposed review on public hospital emergency fees aims to change the habits of people who seek medical help. He was speaking after the health secretary Lo Chung-mau suggested increasing charges to deter people from abusing A&E services. Frank Yung reports:
YMCA survey shows kids dislike 'sharenting'  Listenfacebook
A survey by the YMCA shows some children hate having their images put up on the internet by their parents. The group has urged parents to seek their kid's permission first before sharing photos or videos on social media. Chloe Feng reports:
FS to showcase Hong Kong at Davos meeting  Listenfacebook
Financial Secretary Paul Chan says he will be showcasing Hong Kong's financial prowess to the rest of the world at the upcoming World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. He says the SAR is a market which offers much potential for growth, as Violet Wong reports:
Houthis promise strong response after US strikes  Listenfacebook
The Houthi militia have threatened a "strong and effective response" to US and UK air strikes in Yemen, further escalating tensions in the region. Those strikes were in retaliation against the Iran-backed Houthi forces, who have been carrying out months of attacks on Red Sea shipping. The Houthi militia want Israel to end its war in Gaza. RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, told Samantha Butler that this was an expansion of the war in Gaza:
King of Kowloon artwork restored in Prince Edward  Listenfacebook
The MTR Corporation says it has restored a giant Chinese calligraphy mural by the late artist known as the "King of Kowloon". It is the largest of his three known works that are preserved at their original sites. Chloe Feng reports: