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Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Janice Wong and Cecil Wong


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Probe under way into 'suspicious' Kennedy Town fire  Listenfacebook
An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire at a residential building in Kennedy Town Sunday night. The body of an elderly man was found at the scene. As Jacqueline Guico reports, firefighters say the fire appears to be suspicious:
Woman arrested after alleged assault of baby  Listenfacebook
A nine-month old infant remains in critical condition in Tuen Mun hospital after allegedly being assaulted by a caregiver who has been arrested for child abuse. The baby is suffering from blood clots in her brain. As Elvis Yu reports, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Chris Sun says the government is extremely concerned about the incident:
More supervision needed over childcarers: lawmaker  Listenfacebook
Third Side lawmaker and social worker Tik Chi-yuen says childminders need more training and support. He is urging the Social Welfare department to strengthen its supervision of childcare services to ensure better protection for children. Tik spoke to Elvis Yu:
Day and Night Vibes campaign kicks off  Listenfacebook
The government has launched the Day and Night Vibes campaign, marking the start of a series of activities over the next few months to stimulate the local economy. Chief Secretary Eric Chan, who officiated at the opening ceremony, said the cooperation between the government, the business sector and the public had enabled the activities to be organised quickly. Wendy Wong has more:
Govt pledges to work with events industry to boost tourism  Listenfacebook
Financial Secretary Paul Chan has pledged to remove barriers and provide full support to event organisers to maximise the economic and social benefits of mega-events. This comes after the government announced it would be more proactive in attracting organisers of major arts, culture, sports and business activities. Anne Chan reports:
Tsing Yi electricity supply problems were separate incidents: CLP  Listenfacebook
CLP Power says an investigation had found that two supply problems in Tsing Yi in the first week of January were separate, isolated cases involving “different power systems with different voltage levels”. As Jacqueline Guico reports, the company has now called in a consultant to ensure its maintenance work is up to scratch:
China signs deal with Thailand to waive visa requirements  Listenfacebook
China and Thailand have agreed to waive visa requirements for each other's nationals to facilitate travel and tourism between the two countries. The deal is expected to be a major boost for tourism, especially in the Southeast Asian nation - to which Chinese visitors have been slow to return after Covid restrictions were eased. Here is Steve Dunthorne:
UK Post Office chairman 'sacked' following scandal  Listenfacebook
The Post Office in the UK has seen more than 700 sub-postmasters prosecuted between 1999 and 2015, after a faulty accounting software made it look as though money was missing from their shops. The Post Office chairman has now stepped down. RTHK's UK correspondent, Peter Anderson, told Janice Wong that there is frustation among the government with how the Post Office is run:
Trump ahead of Biden, Haley in opinion polls  Listenfacebook
In the United States, a recent opinion poll indicates that Donald Trump leads his rival, Democratic President Joe Biden, by six percentage points. The presidential vote takes place in November and primaries are underway for Republican voters to choose their representative. Last week, former president Trump easily beat his sole remaining challenger, Nikki Haley in the New Hampshire primary - but she has not thrown in the towel just yet. RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, told Cecil Wong that, although she poses 'a formidable threat', Trump is still leading by a significant margin: