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


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CE describes himself as 'man on a mission'  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee says Hong Kong should prioritise its economy and the well-being of its people while reconsidering the city's position amid its economic transition. Reflecting on his two years in office in an interview with the media, Lee described himself as a man on a mission, always putting the people's interests first in his decision-making. He spoke to Frank Yung:

SAR 'entered into new era' under Lee's tenure  Listenfacebook
A local analyst says Hong Kong has "entered into a new era" under the steady guidance of Chief Executive John Lee. International and independent China strategist, Andrew Leung, was commenting as Hong Kong marks the 27th anniversary of the handover, and two years in office of John Lee and his governing team. He told Carol Musgrave that there were still challenges, such as with inter-departmental coordination, but achievements on social stability and welfare had been made:
Govt may consider amending ride-hailing law  Listenfacebook
Transport minister Lam Sai-hung says the government is looking into amending the law to handle unlicensed ride-hailing services in Hong Kong. He says officials will discuss the matter with the sector next month. It comes after police admonished a group of taxi drivers who decided to take matters into their own hands by posing as passengers and then reporting Uber drivers to police. Vanessa Cheng reports:
Airport glitch draws complaints from travellers  Listenfacebook
The flight information display system at Hong Kong airport was down for hours on Sunday, drawing complaints from some travellers. The Airport Authority says flight operations remained normal despite the glitch. Transport chief Lam Sai-hung ordered the authority to submit a report on the incident. Natale Ching reports:
CLP reports another voltage dip  Listenfacebook
CLP says it received reports of power outages in buildings after a voltage dip in the early hours of Sunday. The government expressed concern about the incident and told the power firm to submit a report within four weeks. Vanessa Cheng reports:
Hundreds of firms expected to join 'bug-hunting'  Listenfacebook
A scheme aimed at helping businesses fight cybercrimes is set to be expanded this year, which authorities say would further raise awareness of the issue. Last year, 60 companies joined the campaign known as "Bug-hunting" and 197 security loopholes were identified. This year, the number of participating firms is expected to top 200. According to Baron Chan, superintendent of Police Cyber Security Division, one of their key tasks is to collect intelligence. He spoke to Charlie Chun:
Call to expand medical fee waiver system  Listenfacebook
An NGO says the medical fee waiver mechanism - that provides assistance to needy patients - should be widened to include people aged 65 or above, patients receiving disability allowance, and those on working family subsidies. Tim Pang, from the Society for Community Organisation, made the comment after the government said it would review fees and charges for public health care services within this year. Based on a questionnaire conducted on people's feelings about higher medical fees, Pang told Hailey Yip that if authorities must raise fees, it should be no more than 10 percent:
Company to set up bio-computing innohub in HK  Listenfacebook
The Financial Secretary says an enterprise from the United States has chosen Hong Kong to set up its first bio-computing innohub. Paul Chan's comments came ahead of the start of the Bio-Computing Innovation Summit on Monday. Natale Ching reports:
Manchester Airport resumes flights after power cut  Listenfacebook
Britain's third-busiest airport is resuming operations after a power outage caused widespread disruption. A spokesman said Manchester Airport cancelled over 100 flights affecting thousands of passengers on Sunday following a major power cut. At least 20 percent of all outgoing and incoming flights were cancelled. The power cut led to problems with airport security and baggage systems. Flights resumed in the afternoon. RTHK's UK correspondent, Peter Anderson, told Carol Musgrave that some passengers claimed staff hid behind doorways to avoid the frustrated public:
Gunmen attack synagogue, churches in Dagestan  Listenfacebook
Authorities in Russia say they neutralized what appeared to be coordinated attacks by gunmen on a synagogue and Church in the country's North Caucasus region of Dagestan. At least eight people were killed, including six police officers and a priest. Separately, the Kremlin blamed Washington for a Ukrainian missile attack on Crimea which killed five people and wounded over 100. Azam Khan reports:
Feminist groups march in Paris against far-right   Listenfacebook
Thousands of French protesters, mostly from women's rights groups, have marched in Paris against France's far-right party National Rally. It comes as France gears toward the upcoming legislative polls. Azam Khan reports:
US inflation data could boost hopes of Sept cut  Listenfacebook
The Federal Reserve’s favoured inflation yardsticks are poised to show the tamest monthly advances since late last year. It is hoped these will be a stepping stone for officials to begin lowering interest rates, possibly as soon as September. RTHK's US economics correspondent, Barry Wood, told Janice Wong that the US market continued to be remarkably successful, with the S&P500 index making 30 record highs this year:
China, EU hold talks over simmering EV row  Listenfacebook
China and the European Union have agreed to begin talks over a row involving higher European tariffs for Chinese electric vehicles. This emerged during German economy minister Robert Habeck's visit to China. Hailey Yip reports:
Tiffany Yue hoping to leap to the Olympics  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's Tiffany Yue leaped her way to a bronze medal in the Hangzhou Asian Games last year and now she is aiming further. As Hailey Yip reports, Yue is looking to become the first woman in the SAR to compete in the Olympics long jump event in Paris this summer: