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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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Serbia rolls out warm welcome for President Xi  Listenfacebook
President Xi Jinping has arrived in Belgrade, after dining with his French counterpart in the Pyrenees mountains. On the next step in his European tour, President Xi will hold talks with the president of Serbia, where China has invested heavily to expand its economic footprint. Jacqueline Guico reports:
China lends support to HK's talent hunt  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee says Hong Kong is the only place where both global and China advantages come together. Speaking at a two-day Global Talent Summit, he said the city's advantages included One Country-Two Systems, the free flow of information, and low taxation. China has also thrown its weight behind Hong Kong's efforts to attract international entrepreneurs and talent. As Chloe Feng reports, the city will also look to Southeast Asia and Europe in the hunt for expertise:
LinkedIn exec values tech skills over experience  Listenfacebook
Ng Mei-mei, the general manager for LinkedIn in Hong Kong and Taiwan, has urged employers to support their workers in acquiring technology-related skills. Speaking to Anne Chan at the Global Talent Summit, she said artificial intelligence was playing a crucial role in shaping the global job market:
Data needed on which sectors need more talent  Listenfacebook
A human resources analyst says more effort is needed in promoting jobs in specialised areas. Roy Ying, who co-chairs the advocacy and policy research committee at the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management, says the manpower gap in Hong Kong has narrowed over the past 18 months, with the government saying some 120,000 workers have come here through various talent schemes. But Ying called for greater transparency over the arrivals, saying employers knew little about their areas of speciality. He also told Samantha Butler that amid the global job hunt, it was important to groom local talent:
HK still "attractive" for global top talent  Listenfacebook
An administrator from a British university says Hong Kong remains an attractive place for global top talent, despite fierce competition. David Cardwell is a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge in the UK and is also attending the Global Talent Summit at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. He told Anne Chan that different regions were competing with each other for global top professionals:
Inquest finds liver patient died by misadventure  Listenfacebook
A Coroner's Court’s jury has ruled that a liver disease patient who succumbed a few months after two transplants died of misadventure. The five-person jury returned the majority verdict following a 13-day inquest into the death of Tang Kwai-sze. The United Christian Hospital said it respected the verdict and would study the court's suggestions in detail. Kelly Yu reports:
Pre-registration enhanced at dental clinics  Listenfacebook
Health authorities say pre-registrations for dental appointments at government clinics will start four hours earlier than usual from July. The change aims to prevent patients from having to queue overnight and make multiple trips, after the city's auditor called on authorities to review the arrangements. Frank Yung reports:
Three arrested over 'adbuction' of women in TST  Listenfacebook
Three people have been arrested in connection with the alleged abduction of a woman in Tsim Sha Tsui on Monday. Police said one of the suspects had a financial dispute with the victim involving about HK$100,000. Frank Yung reports:
Five arrested over suspected robbery plot  Listenfacebook
Police have arrested five men in connection with an alleged armed robbery attempt. Officers say the men were targeting a jewellery store in Tsim Sha Tsui. Elvis Yu reports:
Better training needed for sign language interpreters  Listenfacebook
The Chinese University is calling for better accreditation and training for sign language interpreters, following an increase in demand for their services. The university's Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies surveyed 185 sign language interpreters from March to April and found less than 10 percent of them had experience as full-time interpreters, while almost half had less than five years' experience. The centre’s director, Professor Gladys Tang, said some interpreters also could not find appropriate courses to further their skills. She told Ben Tse that most interpreting services were one-off and could not address all the needs of deaf people:
Measures to coordinate cross-border capital markets may be implemented by Q3  Listenfacebook
Authorities say they are in negotiations with mainland officials over the implementation of measures by the nation's securities regulator to maintain Hong Kong’s status as an international financial hub. Violet Wong reports:
Nepal's new banknote upsets India  Listenfacebook
A new banknote from Nepal has provoked a sharp response from India. The Nepal government said its new 100 rupee banknote will feature a map of the country, including territories presently under Indian control. Four years ago, Nepal’s parliament amended the constitution to alter the country’s map to show three areas - Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura - as falling within its borders. India rejected the move. RTHK's South Asia correspondent Murali Krishnan told Annemarie Evans that the new note would reignite a long-standing border dispute:
Drone show planned for Buddha's Birthday  Listenfacebook
The Tourism Board says a drone show will take place on Saturday at the Wan Chai Waterfront to celebrate Buddha's Birthday and the Cheung Chau Bun Festival next week. As Violet Wong reports, the show might also appeal to those with a sweet tooth: