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


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Court orders Evergrande liquidation, citing doubts over debt restructuring  Listenfacebook
The High Court has ordered the liquidation of property giant Evergrande, with Judge Linda Chan saying the firm had failed to convince the court that it had a working restructuring plan. Evergrande is the world's most indebted developer with more than US$300 billion of total liabilities. As Chloe Feng reports, it had defaulted on its offshore debt more than two years ago:
Evergrande liquidation could wipe out creditors: analyst  Listenfacebook
Brock Silvers, chief investment officer at Kaiyuan Capital, told Chloe Feng that offshore investors could suffer what he called a "near total wipe-out" following the liquidation order. But he noted that the market had anticipated this decision by the court:
Housing prices hit seven-year low  Listenfacebook
Housing prices have hit a seven-year low, with homes on the private market tumbling further in December. As Altis Wong reports, analysts expect prospective homebuyers to be cautious ahead of the budget next month:
Food apps collecting, using customer data  Listenfacebook
The privacy watchdog has found that multiple restaurant chains here are using the personal data of customers who order food through their mobile apps. The privacy commission had conducted a survey of 60 restaurants - and all ten businesses that have its own food-ordering app were found to be using customer information for user tracking and direct marketing purposes. Privacy commissioner, Ada Chung, told Anne Chan why it looked into the matter:
Apple Daily staff bound by Jimmy Lai orders, court told  Listenfacebook
The national security trial of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai has heard staff of the now-defunct outlet had no choice but to follow the editorial policy set out by their former boss. During cross-examination by the defence, former publisher Cheung Kim-hung described the defendant as someone he could not say no to. Frank Yung has more:
Coalition formed to promote use of green aviation fuel  Listenfacebook
A new coalition has been formed to promote the use of environmentally friendly fuel for flights in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Sustainable Aviation Fuel Coalition has been launched by the Business Environment Council and Cathay Pacific. The coalition includes various companies and organisations involved in the production and distribution of sustainable aviation fuel. EcoCeres, a renewable fuel producer, is part of the coalition. Its vice president, Judy Wong, said Hong Kong needs to keep up with the trend of sustainable aviation fuel to remain competitive as a major aviation hub. She spoke to Elvis Yu:
'Govt should offer incentives for use of green aviation fuel'  Listenfacebook
An aviation expert says the government can help promote the use of environmentally-friendly jet fuel for planes flying out of Hong Kong by lowering taxes and handing out subsidies for research and development. Jason Li also told Hailey Yip that the composition of the new fuel coalition is key to its potential effectiveness:
Reciprocal recognition of legal judgments a 'milestone': Paul Lam  Listenfacebook
An arrangement which allows Hong Kong and the mainland to recognise and enforce each other's judgments in civil and commercial court cases has come into effect. As Vanessa Cheng reports, the justice minister here has described the arrangement as an important milestone:
Xinjiang to focus on stability, counter-terrorism efforts  Listenfacebook
The chairman of the Xinjiang Regional Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, or CPPCC, has said the region will continue to maintain social stability and step up counter-terrorism efforts. He also said they will promote Xinjiang as a winter tourist destination. The statement comes after international representatives and media were invited for the first time to the "two sessions" of the Xinjiang region. Vanessa Cheng reports:
Social media apps collecting data through push notifications  Listenfacebook
A new study has found that some popular social media apps, such as Facebook, collect more information than necessary from iPhone users by sending them push notifications. The researchers say the data collected helps the apps better target users with ads. How does this work? And how can iPhone users protect their privacy? Violet Wong and Raj Shroff find out in this week's Tech Tuesday: