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

2019-04-24
Wednesday

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Cathay pilots' mid-air loss of sight under investigation   Listenfacebook
Aviation authorities are investigating two incidents in which Cathay Pacific pilots suddenly lost their eyesight in mid-air earlier this year. It's unclear if the incidents are related and there's no idea yet what might have caused them. In both cases, first officers had to take over, as Alex Price reports:
Occupy leaders set to be sentenced   Listenfacebook
The three co-founders of the Occupy Central movement - along with six others - will be sentenced on Wednesday on nuisance-related charges over the 2014 democracy protests. Each one carries a maximum term of seven years in prison. RTHK’s Maggie Ho takes a look back at the 79-day campaign:
Heavy penalties unveiled to ensure Kai Tak Sports Park targets are met   Listenfacebook
The builder and operator of the Kai Tak Sports Park will be subject to various penalties if the construction and future operation of the huge sports complex fails to meet government targets. This was revealed as construction began on the project, which should be completed in just over four years from now. Timmy Sung has the details:
Peak Tram shut as major upgrade begins   Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's iconic Peak Tram is out of action for the next two to three months as major renovation work is carried out. The tram cars are being replaced with new ones that will hold nearly twice as many passengers. May Tsang, the General Manager of the Peak Tramways Company, told Jim Gould about the work involved:
HK urged to act in concert to tackle plastic waste   Listenfacebook
Organisers say a thousand people across Hong Kong joined in events over the Easter holidays to help remove rubbish from Hong Kong's coastline and promote a greener environment as part of the global Earth Day clean up. Hundreds of kilogrammes of rubbish was collected in Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Discovery Bay and Stanley. The AquaMeridian Conservation and Education Foundation was one of the organisers of the event. Sharon Kwok is the group's founder. Mike Weeks asked her why they decided to collect rubbish in Central and Tsim Sha Tsui:
POP goes private   Listenfacebook
The University of Hong Kong's Public Opinion Programme is going private. Veteran pollster Robert Chung, who's led the programme since he set it up in 1991, will head the new Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute after he retires from the university on June the 30th. As Richard Pyne reports, the university says it doesn't make sense for it to continue running the programme without Chung at the helm: