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


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Putin arrives in Beijing for two-day visit  Listenfacebook
Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Beijing for a two-day state visit. The Kremlin says this is Putin’s first foreign trip since being sworn in as president and beginning his fifth term in office. Jacqueline Guico reports:
YouTube restricts videos relating to banned song  Listenfacebook
Alphabet's YouTube says it will comply with a Hong Kong court order to curb access to videos related to a protest song. Last week, Hong Kong's appeal court granted the government's request for an injunction against "Glory to Hong Kong". The case has been closely watched for how it will affect tech firms and internet platform operators. Todd Harding reports:
HKers value job stability over advancement  Listenfacebook
A new survey suggests a growing number of people are prioritising job stability over career advancement. The Recruitment agency Randstad says its survey of more than 750 Hongkongers found around 60 percent would be happy to stay in a job they liked, even if there was no room to progress or develop. Chloe Feng found out more from Randstad Hong Kong's head of client solutions, Leslie Tang:
Minister against having mechanism to review cab fares  Listenfacebook
A taxi trade representative says cabbies are expected to earn thousands of dollars more every month after fares go up in July. But he also says drivers are having to grapple with higher operating costs and less business at night. Frank Yung reports:
Social Work board defends application procedure  Listenfacebook
The chairman of the Social Workers Registration Board says it reviews every application on a case-by-case basis. The government has suggested the board - a statutory body - might have erred in renewing and approving licences from people who had committed serious crimes. Frank Yung reports:
Continuity expected in Singapore transfer of power  Listenfacebook
A veteran businessman of both Hong Kong and Singapore for three decades says the two places remain both “complementors” and “competitors” as they navigate their way through an increasingly complex geopolitical environment. Dennis Chiu's comments come as the Lion City ushers in a new era, with finance minister Lawrence Wong taking over from Lee Hsien Loong as prime minister. Chiu, who chairs the Hong Kong Singapore Business Association, told Chloe Feng that he expected "continuity" in terms of policies:
Australian whistleblower 'got off lightly'  Listenfacebook
A former Australian Army lawyer - who leaked classified documents to journalists about alleged war crimes by Australian forces in Afghanistan - has been sentenced to more than five years in prison. David McBride admitted stealing classified defence documents in 2014 and 2015. He gave the material to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation which in 2017 published a seven-part series called “The Afghan Files”, detailing alleged crimes, including the killing of unarmed Afghans by Australian soldiers. Press freedom advocates criticised the five-year sentence. But RTHK's Australia correspondent Luke Hunt told Annemarie Evans that McBride would have been treated more harshly overseas:
Firefighter and nurse crowned bun festival champions  Listenfacebook
A firefighter and a nurse have been crowned Bun King and Queen in the final of Cheung Chau's "Bun Scrambling" competition. It rounded off a day of festivities attended by tens of thousands of people on the island. Bun sellers spoke of booming business while children dressed up as Hong Kong celebrities, star athletes, deities and even government officials. Vanessa Cheng reports:
Affordable Art fair: making art accessible  Listenfacebook
The Affordable Art Fair has returned to the city, bringing artwork from over 90 galleries around the world to be up for grabs at the Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday until Sunday. As Jacqueline Guico reports, the Art Fair is not just about making art affordable:
Jazz sensation in highy-anticipated return to HK  Listenfacebook
Tsuen Wan Town Hall is an intimate venue with good acoustics and this week will host one of the world’s top-selling jazz artists for two nights only. Also, in RTHK's arts and culture podcast, Broad Strokes, Ben Tse and Jacqueline Guico find out about a classical concert that promises to connect Hong Kong’s culture, architecture, and history, and a breakdancing show performed to orchestal music: