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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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Top mainland official meets media, underprivileged  Listenfacebook
The director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, Xia Baolong, has met with the city's media as well as legal representatives on the fourth day of his visit to the SAR. As Violet Wong reports, he also visited a "community living room" in Sham Shui Po and spoke with underprivileged families:
FS thanks people for budget suggestions  Listenfacebook
Financial Secretary Paul Chan says he expects Hong Kong's economy to gradually pick up and the business environment to improve this year. He says the city has what it takes to start booming again. Anne Chan reports:
SoCO hopes for cash handout for city's poor  Listenfacebook
The Society for Community Organisation is calling on the government to dish out a HK$5,000 cash handout to people under the poverty line in its upcoming budget. SoCO's deputy director, Sze Lai-shan, told Anne Chan that many underprivileged people continued to face financial hardships, despite the city's recovery from the pandemic:
Xi'an, Qingdao added to travel scheme to HK  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's sole delegate to the country's top legislative body, Starry Lee, has thanked the central government for including two more cities in the Individual Visit Scheme. She said the move would give Hong Kong businesses a much-needed boost, as Violet Wong reports:
Call to scrap travel curbs on mainland visitors  Listenfacebook
A tourism analyst says curbs on mainland visitors coming to Hong Kong should be gradually dropped. Kenneth Kwong from the Department of Marketing at Hang Seng University welcomed the inclusion of Qingdao and Xi'an to the Individual Visit Scheme but said he doubted there would be an immediate influx of visitors from those places. He said Hong Kong should create themes and attractions to give tourists a reason to come and spend money. He also told Janice Wong that the government could develop more business links with these cities to entice more business travellers:
Call for digital payment system linking HK, Jakarta  Listenfacebook
The Consul General of Indonesia says Hong Kong and Jakarta should develop a two-way digital payment system. In an interview with RTHK, Yul Edison said this would enhance e-commerce and travel activities between the two sides. He said officials could take reference from a digital payment link recently developed by Hong Kong and Thailand. He told Chloe Feng that Indonesia had seen a boom in its digital economy in recent years and there were ample opportunities for Hong Kong firms to tap into Indonesia's fast-growing digital sectors:
Trump defeats Haley in South Carolina primary  Listenfacebook
Donald Trump seems to be bulldozing his way to winning the Republican nomination in the US. He has convincingly won the primary in South Carolina, the home state of his one remaining rival. Despite that, Nikki Haley is refusing to give up. But RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, told Samantha Butler that Haley did not put forward any new arguments as to why voters should pick her:
Double-decker hydrogen bus debuts in HK  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong’s first double-decker hydrogen bus has made its debut on Citybus’ route 20 between Kai Tak and Cheung Sha Wan. Elvis Yu joined the maiden trip and filed this report: