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The Airport Authority on Monday afternoon said that the north runway at Chek Lap Kok was up and running again after a cargo plane, that had experienced a tire burst, was towed away at around 3pm. The jet made an emergency landing at around 7:30am, forcing the closure of the runway for almost eight hours. Only one runway remained in operation, and a…
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In the second part of RTHK's "Road to Olympics" series, we will look at how some of our home-grown athletes are preparing for the world's biggest international sporting event–to be held in Paris–this summer. First up, Hong Kong's fencing star Edgar Cheung is taking aim at another podium finish at this year's Games, after winning gold in Tokyo. With…
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Secretary for Education Christine Choi on Monday said the government plans to raise university tuition fees in the next few years. Local undergraduate students at University Grants Committee-funded institutions pay an annual tuition fee of HK$42,100 – an amount that has remained unchanged since 1996. In an interview with RTHK marking the second ann…
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The Consumer Council on Monday called on manufacturers of air purifiers to clearly indicate how much clean air their products can deliver per minute. The watchdog said clearly stating the clean air delivery rate would help buyers make better choices. The council tested 10 air purifiers, and found big differences in their performance. The best perfo…
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The first overnight high-speed trains from Beijing and Shanghai to Hong Kong arrived on Sunday morning, with tourism minister Kevin Yeung saying passengers were generally positive about the “sleep and arrive” arrangement. Yeung and MTR CEO Jacob Kam welcomed passengers at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and handed out souvenirs. The tourism chief sa…
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A shooter has opened fire at a water park in the US state of Michigan, wounding nine or more people including at least one child, police said on Sunday. The local sheriff's office said it potentially had the suspect contained near the scene of the shooting in Rochester Hills, a suburb of Detroit. "It appears like the individual pulled up, exited a …
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The first high-speed sleeper train from Hong Kong to Beijing departed on Saturday evening, with the transport minister calling the new overnight services a "breakthrough". Secretary for Transport and Logistics Lam Sai-hung, who was onboard, also said the administration would look to see whether it was possible to increase the number of sleeper trai…
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Thousands of spectators on Saturday flocked to the Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade to watch the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races in spite of the heavy rain. More than 4,000 competitors, representing over 170 teams from 12 countries or regions, are taking part in the two-day sporting event. A Singaporean rower said he was enjoying the atmosphe…
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Housing secretary Winnie Ho has played down suggestions that people who are single will be less likely to secure a Light Public Housing unit under a points system. Applications for the first batch of the modular temporary housing flats in Ngau Tau Kok and Yuen Long begin on June 24. Only those who have been on the waiting list for public rental hou…
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