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Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Mike Weeks and Ian Pooler


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Turnout doubles for pre-June 4 march   Listenfacebook
Organisers of the annual June 4 candlelight vigil say they're confident of a high turnout for the 30th anniversary commemoration a week on Tuesday, after a pre-vigil march on Sunday attracted twice as many people as the previous year. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China say 2,200 protesters joined the procession from Wan Chai to Beijing's Liaison Office in Western, to make the annual call for the vindication of the activists who lost their lives during the brutal suppression of the Tiananmen Square democracy protests of 1989. Candice Wong reports:
CS persuades ‘some’ foreign firms to back extradition bill   Listenfacebook
Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung says he's managed to convince 'some' foreign businesses to back the government's contentious plans to amend Hong Kong's extradition laws, during meetings last week to assuage widespread concerns about the bill. But he refused to specify exactly who he's convinced, as Candice Wong reports:
Observers offered to monitor treatment of fugitives   Listenfacebook
The Secretary for Justice, Teresa Cheng, told TVB on Sunday that the government may consider taking up a suggestion to have observers monitor the treatment of any fugitives who are transferred to another jurisdiction in the future. Cheng said these observers would then be able to take legal action in accordance with the judicial process of that jurisdiction. Professor Michael Davis is a Hong Kong constitutional law expert, now based in Washington. Mike Weeks asked him if the suggestions from the Justice Secretary and the claims by Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung show a certain amount of desperation from the government over its extradition bill:
Subsidy proposed for subdivided-flat improvements   Listenfacebook
The government is proposing a new HK$290 million programme to give residents of subdivided flats up to HK$10,000 a household to improve their living environment. Cecil Wong has the details:
Centrist parties lose ground in EU parliament elections   Listenfacebook
Exit polls suggest Centrist parties have lost ground to the left and far-right in European Parliamentary elections. Voter turnout surged in many countries, as populist politicians and those determined to stop them boosted participation in France, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Spain. Results were coming in thick and fast on Monday morning. Ian Pooler asked London-based correspondent Peter Anderson to what extent the results reflected the exit polls:
No trade deal expected during Trump’s Tokyo trip   Listenfacebook
On the second day of his state visit to Japan, the US President, Donald Trump, said on Sunday that "great progress" was being made in trade talks. But he played down the prospect of an agreement being reached during his stay. Barry Wood is RTHK’s Washington correspondent. Mike Weeks asked him if Japanese leaders are nervous about the Trump administration's commitment to trade and the US alliance with their country: