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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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Octopus card expands reach to the mainland  Listenfacebook
People will be able to use the Octopus card on public transport in more than 330 mainland cities starting on Tuesday. As Hailey Yip reports, the move means the card can be used on buses, subways, trains and ferries in almost half of the cities on the mainland:
Govt to take a prudent approach on waste-charging scheme: Tse   Listenfacebook
Environment minister Tse Chin-wan says the government will take a practical approach to its city-wide trial of the solid waste charging scheme and report to the legislative council in May and June on progress it's made. Azam Khan reports:
Vision statement on sustainability disclosure unveiled  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong has moved a step closer to establishing a sustainability disclosure system after authorities unveiled its plan on the matter. As Hailey Yip reports, it's part of efforts to further develop the SAR into an international green finance centre:
'Sustainability disclosure system will boost HK's role as a green finance hub'   Listenfacebook
A partner at international law firm Stephenson Harwood, Penelope Shen, said it is important for Hong Kong to stay up to date with international trends in green and sustainable finance. She told Carol Musgrave that the city will remain highly competitive by aligning local sustainability disclosure requirements with international ISSB standards:
Govt to boost HK's role as a global cultural hub: John Lee  Listenfacebook
Authorities say they'll do more to support the arts here and strengthen Hong Kong's position as a "east-meets west" cultural centre. Chief Executive John Lee also said the SAR has signed over a dozen agreements to boost the city's standing as a global cultural hub. Frank Yung reports:
Millions expected to travel over Easter and Ching Ming  Listenfacebook
Eleven million people are expected to travel through Hong Kong over the Easter and Ching Ming festive period. As Altis Wong reports, officials say nearly 10 million of them will pass through land control points with the mainland:
'Reporting criticism helps HK identify enemies'   Listenfacebook
The Secretary for Justice has reassured journalists that they have nothing to worry about when reporting any criticism of Hong Kong. Paul Lam also says authorities have come up with "practical plans" to counter possible sanctions over Article 23 national security legislation. Frank Yung has more:
Weightlifting association apologises over remarks  Listenfacebook
The local weight-lifting and power-lifting association has apologised over comments made by its chairwoman on Sunday. The group says it was a slip of the tongue when she described Hong Kong as a "relatively small country". Vanessa Cheng reports:
'Cancer support programme beneficial for patients and their families'  Listenfacebook
A recent study conducted by the University of Hong Kong has shown that a cancer support programme has significantly improved the mental well-being of patients and their families. Provided by the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society, the 300-people study showed both patients and caregivers saying they felt less stress or distressed after joining the Cancer Survivorship Care Project. Patricia Chu, chair of the Anti-Cancer Society, told Janice Wong that the scheme is helpful because it provides one-to-one and tailor-made support to those in need:
Local men's squad prepare for HK Sevens  Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong’s men’s and women’s rugby sevens sides are preparing for a gruelling run of tournaments, starting with the Hong Kong Sevens competition at the start of April. After that, the men’s team travel to Germany and the women to Poland in the final leg of World Rugby’s Challenger Series - with both teams hoping to qualify for the competition’s grand finale in Spain at the end of May. For now though, men’s player Liam Herbert is focused on next month’s Hong Kong Sevens - a competition he first attended as a fan. He spoke to Jamie Clarke:
'SAR women's rugby team taking it one step at a time'  Listenfacebook
The SAR's rugby squads will travel to Monaco at the end of June for the final qualifying tournament for Paris 2024. For now though, women's captain Natasha Olson-Thorne told Jamie Clarke they're taking it one step a time - and that starts with what could well be the last Sevens tournament at Hong Kong Stadium, before the move to Kai Tak: