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


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Waste-charging scheme may be shelved  Listenfacebook
Sources say the government will shelve its plan to introduce a citywide waste charging scheme. The government is expected to update lawmakers on the latest developments on Monday. Priscilla Ng reports:
Negative aspects of waste scheme 'exaggerated'  Listenfacebook
One green group says it will be extremely disappointed if the government did decide to shelve its pay-as-you-throw plan. Edwin Lau, founder and executive director of green group, The Green Earth, urged lawmakers not to over-exaggerate the scheme's impact on the community. He spoke to Kelly Yu:
Authorities issue hundreds of fire hazard notices  Listenfacebook
Director of Fire Services Andy Yeung says officials have stepped up inspections of old buildings following a deadly blaze at a residential building in Jordan last month. As Kelly Yu reports, he said hundreds of fire hazard abatement notices had been issued over the past month:
HKers need more compassion for the homeless  Listenfacebook
An alliance of six NGOs supporting street sleepers has called on Hongkongers to show more compassion for the homeless. As Violet Wong reports, the group said it was high time the government devised policies to provide street sleepers with better support:
Fair visitors experience life of street sleepers  Listenfacebook
One of the six NGOs in the alliance, ImpactHK, held a fair in Yau Ma Tei and invited people to sit in a demonstration set-up of cardboards and umbrellas so they could experience what life was like for street sleepers. RTHK reporter Violet Wong was at the fair and spoke to Isaac Ho from ImpactHK:
Jockey Club launches scheme for carers  Listenfacebook
The Jockey Club says nine carer spaces will be set up across the city to identify caregivers and address their plight. As Kelly Yu reports, the club hopes their pilot project can inspire the government to adopt a similar, but expanded programme in future:
Police investigate death of cyclist in Tai Po  Listenfacebook
Police are investigating after a cyclist died in an accident near a village in the New Territories on Sunday evening. Meanwhile, a probe is continuing into a crash in Mong Kok in the early hours of Sunday that left two people dead and three injured. Steve Dunthorne reports:
Youngsters need better family education  Listenfacebook
The Family Planning Association is calling for better education for young people on family and relationship matters as many appear to have a negative image about becoming parents. A recent survey by the group showed the number of women who did not have children more than doubled from five years ago, to more than 40 percent. But the association's executive director, Mona Lam, said she appreciated the so-called baby bonus of HK$20,000 that the government gave to new parents, as it demonstrated a commitment to addressing the city's low birth rate. She spoke to Janice Wong:
FS continues visit to San Francisco  Listenfacebook
Financial secretary Paul Chan says talks he held during his trip to Paris last week showed these visits were conducive in helping others better understand Hong Kong's development and clearing up misunderstandings. He said he was heading to San Francisco next, as Violet Wong reports:
Li Qiang in Seoul for trilateral talks  Listenfacebook
Premier Li Qiang has arrived in Seoul for a trilateral summit with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts. It is their first three-way talks in more than four years. As Priscilla Ng reports, the premier also met with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol ahead of Monday's gathering:
Macron begins rare state visit to Germany  Listenfacebook
Emmanuel Macron is making the first state visit to Germany by a French president in a quarter of a century. He is seeking to ease recent tensions and also warn of the dangers of the far-right ahead of EU elections. Priscilla Ng reports:
At least 15 people die in storms in central US  Listenfacebook
US authorities say at least 15 people have been killed as powerful storms left a wide trail of destruction across the American states of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Tens of thousands of homes are said to be without power. Damon Pang reports:
Bodies burnt beyond recognition at India park fire  Listenfacebook
A fire at a crowded amusement park in India has killed 27 people, including four young children. Damon Pang reports:
Right-wing parties ditch German AfD  Listenfacebook
Voters across the European Union go to the polls next month to choose members of the bloc's Parliament and analysts expect an increase in support for far-right parties. But the Alternative for Germany party (AfD) has been abandoned by other right-wing groups after its leader Maximilian Krah told an Italian newspaper that not all members of Germany's Nazi paramilitary SS force were necessarily criminals. He cited the famous German author Gunther Grass. RTHK's UK correspondent, Gavin Grey, told Annemarie Evans that the comments would make it difficult for Krah to represent the party:
Live Nation accused of suffocating competitors  Listenfacebook
The US government is seeking to break up Live Nation Entertainment, accusing it of operating a monopoly and suffocating competition. In 2010, the Department of Justice approved the merger of Live Nation, the country’s largest concert promoter, and Ticketmaster, the nation’s biggest ticket seller, creating the powerful Live Nation Entertainment. RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, says it now seems to regret that decision. He explained the lawsuit to Samantha Butler:
Mattel unveils Barbie sports dolls  Listenfacebook
Toy maker Mattel has unveiled Barbie dolls in the likeness of prominent sportswomen, shining a light on them as role models ahead of the Paris Olympics. Seven-time tennis Grand Slam champion Venus Williams and Australian footballer Mary Fowler are among the nine athletes to have Barbie dolls in their image. Jacqueline Guico reports: