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


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Bright future ahead for HK, says Xia Baolong  Listenfacebook
The director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office says the SAR has a bright future as the city marks the National Security Education Day. Xia Baolong hailed the government for completing an "historic mission" last month when it passed the territory’s homegrown national security law. Frank Yung reports:
CE lays down ways to protect national security  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee says the home-grown national security laws give Hong Kong strong protection against threats to security. He also says the SAR must remain vigilant, as Kelly Yu reports:
Grocery costs jump two percent  Listenfacebook
The Consumer Council says grocery prices in supermarkets increased by about two percent overall between July 2022 and June last year. As Elvis Yu reports, sweets, biscuits and eggs saw the biggest jumps:
Nursing homes lack price transparency  Listenfacebook
The Consumer Council is urging elderly care homes to be more transparent, after most refused to take part in a survey it conducted. The watchdog says it contacted nearly 300 nursing homes for information, but many failed to respond, saying they were too busy or wanted to keep information confidential. Victor Lam, who chairs the council's publicity and community relations committee, told Anne Chan that elderly care homes lacked transparency in their pricing:
'Price transparency can't ensure service quality'  Listenfacebook
A professor of gerontology and geriatrics says transparent pricing cannot be applied to elderly care services. Jean Woo from the Chinese University's Department of Medicine and Therapeutics says prices vary across many nursing homes, with some charging extra for electricity, nappies or feeding and doctor visits. She told Anne Chan that the price charged should reflect the quality of care:
New channel line-up approved for TVB  Listenfacebook
The Communications Authority says it has approved an application by local broadcaster, TVB, to change its line-up of channels. Two of its channels will merge, as Kelly Yu reports:
HK approves first bitcoin, ether spot ETFs  Listenfacebook
At least three offshore Chinese asset managers say they have won approval to launch spot bitcoin and ether exchange-traded funds, paving the way for Hong Kong to become Asia’s first to treat cryptocurrencies as a mainstream investment tool. They are the local units of Harvest Fund Management, Bosera Asset Management and China Asset Management. Emil Chan, co-chair of the Hong Kong Digital Finance Association, told Chloe Feng that the move would boost the SAR's status as a global financial centre, and attract more capital to the city:
Digital watermarks 'easier said than done'  Listenfacebook
As AI-generated content improves, it is becoming harder for people to spot digitally altered videos, images and audio. Meta, the company behind Facebook and Instagram, is taking action to address this issue. From next month, it is going to label AI-generated content as "made with AI". So what is the bigger problem with the flood of AI content on social media and how difficult is it to identify and flag such content? Violet Wong and Raj Shroff find out in this week's Tech Tuesday:
Angus Ng misses out on third Olympics Games  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong badminton player Angus Ng has acknowledged he was unable to qualify for this year's Paris Olympics, adding he was thankful for the support he had received over the years. The 29-year-old was trying to make his third Olympic Games. Damon Pang reports:
Lawrence Wong to become new Singapore PM  Listenfacebook
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says he will hand over power to his successor next month. Lawrence Wong is currently the deputy prime minister and finance minister. Priscilla Ng reports:
Sewol ferry disaster remembered, 10 years on  Listenfacebook
It has been 10 years since a 6,800-ton passenger ferry sank on its way to the South Korean island of Jeju. Most of the 304 people who died were school children on a field trip. Events will be held around the country to mark National Safety Day on Tuesday, which was designated by the government shortly after the tragedy. For one group of mothers, taking to the stage has been one way for them to deal with their grief. Tony Sabine reports: