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


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China's top legislature wraps up annual session  Listenfacebook
The annual National People's Congress session has ended with NPC Standing Committee chairman, Zhao Leji, hailing the success of the week-long meeting. During the meeting, members passed a resolution on the government's work report and the revised Organic Law of the State Council, which state media said would deepen the leadership of the Party. Vanessa Cheng reports from Beijing:
More stimulus needed to boost growth  Listenfacebook
A consultant to Beijing's top think-tank on Hong Kong says the just-concluded "two sessions" shows China will push ahead with reform and opening-up. Lau Siu-kai of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies also says he is expecting more government measures to help stimulate the world's second-largest economy. He spoke to Violet Wong:
HK talent, innovation can help Chinese economy  Listenfacebook
A local NPC deputy says Hong Kong needs to develop talent and focus on innovation to support the growth of the mainland economy. Nicholas Chan was optimistic about the future of the SAR, describing the city as being "back on track" following the pandemic and previous social unrest. He said with patriots administering Hong Kong, the SAR could now take a driving seat in contributing to economic growth. He spoke to Janice Wong about the highlights from the annual meeting of the National People's Congress:
Art 23: Extended detention for suspects 'reasonable'  Listenfacebook
A Legco bills committee is continuing its discussion of the Article 23 Safeguarding National Security legislation. The security minister, Chris Tang, says it is reasonable to extend the detention period for suspects who have not been charged from the current 48 hours to a maximum of 16 days. He says there is a need to strike a balance between protecting human rights while allowing for a police investigation. Violet Wong reports:
Girl dies four years after medical blunder  Listenfacebook
An eight-year-old girl, who was left in a vegetative state for four years following a medical blunder, has died. Chau Tin-yu never recovered from surgery to remove a tumour after a blood transfusion was delayed by 48 minutes. Frank Yung reports:
Kate Middleton apologises for 'doctored' photo  Listenfacebook
The Princess of Wales has acknowledged editing a family photograph that was issued by Kensington Palace on Sunday. The picture was the first to be released since she had abdominal surgery in January, but news agencies later withdrew the photograph because of concerns it could have been manipulated. It was supposed to put to rest online speculation over her health. But as RTHK's UK correspondent, Peter Anderson, told Carol Musgrave, it has had the opposite effect:
Profit vs public trust: Elon Musk, OpenAI clash  Listenfacebook
Tesla's CEO has recently clashed with OpenAI in a headline-grabbing lawsuit. Elon Musk, who was part of OpenAI's founding team, accuses them of breaking an agreement to put the good of humanity ahead of making money. How will this lawsuit affect other AI developers? And what happens when profit becomes the primary goal of an AI company? Raj Shroff and Elvis Yu find out in this week's Tech Tuesday: