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Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Samantha Butler and Ben Tse


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Govt promises to clarify legal terms in security law  Listenfacebook
The Secretary for Justice says the government will clarify certain legal provisions under planned local security laws, such as those over colluding with external forces. Paul Lam made the comments as lawmakers met for the first time to discuss the planned legislation. A public consultation on enacting the so-called Article 23 law ends on Wednesday. Kelly Yu reports:
Ex-justice chief dismisses concerns over Art 23  Listenfacebook
Former justice minister Elsie Leung has dismissed concerns that proposals for the Article 23 legislation are harsher than ones put forward in 2003. As Violet Wong reports, Leung said the law must keep up with the times:
Law Society submits views as Art 23 consultation ends  Listenfacebook
The Law Society says it is possible to balance national security and human rights in its submission to the government's consultation on Article 23. Damon Pang reports:
Prisoner charged for allegedly bribing prosecutor  Listenfacebook
The Independent Commission Against Corruption has charged a prisoner for allegedly offering a HK$500,000 bribe to a public prosecutor at the Department of Justice. Ko Wai-kin allegedly wanted the prosecutor to interfere with the trial of another criminal case he was facing. He will appear before Eastern Magistrates' Courts on Thursday. Chloe Feng reports:
Xia Baolong wraps up SAR visit  Listenfacebook
Xia Baolong, Beijing's top official overseeing Hong Kong affairs, has met youth representatives and toured the West Kowloon Cultural District, including a visit to the Palace Museum there. The Hong Kong and Macau affairs chief will conclude his seven-day visit of the SAR on Wednesday. As Frank Yung reports, he encouraged young people here to work hard:
China to update state secrets law  Listenfacebook
China's top legislature has passed an amended state secrets law as it concluded its two-day plenary session in Beijing. Natale Ching reports:
What to expect in Wednesday's Budget  Listenfacebook
Amid a drop in government revenue and an ailing housing market, people are keeping a close eye on what the Financial Secretary Paul Chan will unveil in his budget on Wednesday morning. Much talk prior to the speech has concerned the fate of property-cooling measures and a possible increase in government fees and charges. Damon Pang takes a closer look:
New eco-friendly ferries to set sail  Listenfacebook
The government will be spending HK$3 billion to support the purchase of new eco-friendly ferries. The new boats will feature lighter materials and engines that emit less emissions. Anne Chan reports:
Lantau cable car sees sharp rise in riders  Listenfacebook
Operators of the Ngong Ping 360 cable car say rider numbers saw a sharp recovery last year, reaching 95 percent of pre-Covid levels. They said figures from 2023 were up about 2.5 times compared to the preceding year. Frank Yung reports:
Free AI eye screening for diabetes sufferers  Listenfacebook
An eye doctor says more than 200,000 diabetic patients in Hong Kong are at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, a disease where high blood sugar levels damage the retina. If left untreated, it can lead to blindness. He Mingguang, Chair Professor of Experimental Ophthalmology at the Polytechnic University, says there are no symptoms in the early stage of the disease, which is why diabetes sufferers should have annual eye checks. The university, along with eyewear chain "Optical 88", is now offering free eye screening for 300 diabetes sufferers. Professor He explained to Samantha Butler why using artificial intelligence in their screening helps boost detection rates: