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


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Patient resuscitated after feeding tube blunder  Listenfacebook
Queen Elizabeth Hospital says it has launched an investigation after a blunder involving a feeding tube that left a patient fighting for his life. Meanwhile, some operations at Kwong Wah Hospital have been called off for Thursday after power was cut in some operating theatres. Azam Khan reports:
Construction of waste incinerators ahead of schedule  Listenfacebook
The government says it is working at full speed to get Hong Kong's first mega waste incinerator up and running next year. It is being built on a man-made island near Lantau. RTHK's Natasha Ho visited the facility:
Green group pours cold water on incinerator plans  Listenfacebook
An environmental group says burning garbage should be the last resort and is not an alternative to reducing waste and increasing recycling. In response to government plans to build two waste incinerators, including one off Lantau that could come into operation next year, Edwin Lau, of The Green Earth, said it sent the wrong message to the public. He told Hailey Yip that if waste-management goals were met, the two incinerators would not see much use:
Govt denies city is experiencing wave of shop closures  Listenfacebook
Officials say the number of restaurants and retail shops in Hong Kong has remained stable in recent years, countering suggestions that the city is experiencing a wave of business closures. Damon Pang reports:
Uni fees to rise between five to nine percent annually  Listenfacebook
Sources say the government plans to raise university tuition fees over the coming three years, with annual increases of between five and nine percent. Wendy Wong reports:
Ex-husband of slain model jailed for theft  Listenfacebook
The ex-husband of fashion influencer Abby Choi - who was found dead last year - has been sentenced to 42 months in jail for stealing more than HK$6 million worth of gold and jewellery and jumping bail. Kelly Yu reports:
HK can 'showcase' mainland hydrogen tech  Listenfacebook
The government says Hong Kong can showcase the mainland's development in hydrogen technology to the world. Environment minister Tse Chin-wan also pointed out that this could be a business opportunity for the SAR, as Frank Yung reports:
China to reform tech-focused STAR market  Listenfacebook
China will unveil fresh measures to reform its five-year-old Nasdaq-style tech board, or the STAR Market, under the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Chloe Feng reports:
IMF opens regional Shanghai centre  Listenfacebook
The International Monetary Fund has announced it is opening a new regional centre in Shanghai, to further boost its engagements and partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region. Hailey Yip reports:
Putin signs security pact with North Korea  Listenfacebook
President Putin has arrived in Hanoi to meet with his Vietnamese counterpart and deepen economic ties. He arrived after visiting Pyongyang, where he wrapped up a pomp-filled trip that saw the signing of a mutual defence agreement with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Azam Khan reports:
Moscow, Pyongyang seek solidarity against Western sanctions  Listenfacebook
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says Pyongyang will unconditionally support all Russian policies. Kim is already thought to be supplying Russia with weapons, while Putin is thought to be giving the North Koreans technology for their missile programme. The two last met in Russia in September. RTHK's correspondent in Seoul, Frank Smith, told Annemarie Evans about the significance of Putin's first visit to North Korea in 24 years:
China signs economic, trade deals with Malaysia  Listenfacebook
China and Malaysia have renewed a five-year economic co-operation pact and signed a slew of other deals during Premier Li Qiang's visit to the country. Beijing also agreed to allow imports of fresh durian. Altis Wong reports:
UK inflation hits two percent target  Listenfacebook
Official data in Britain shows inflation in the country slowed in May to the central bank's two-percent target. The Office for National Statistics said in a statement that the Consumer Prices Index fell as expected from 2.3 percent in April, citing easing growth in food prices. RTHK's UK correspondent, Peter Anderson, told Carol Musgrave the slow down in inflation and the easing growth in food prices helps the Conservatives' cause in upcoming elections, but it is too little, too late:
Japanese "Kill Bill" indie rockers debut in HK  Listenfacebook
Soundtracks from popular movies introduce the world to lesser-known artists. One band, from “Kill Bill: Volume 1”, is making their Hong Kong debut. One of the world’s most influential living contemporary artists is also making his SAR debut, in an exhibition. And a renowned local pianist is playing his latest album of Bach and Mozart here for the first time. Find out more on Broad Strokes, RTHK's weekly arts and culture-inspired podcast by Ben Tse and Jacqueline Guico: