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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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Hong Kong Island set for another Sunday mass march  Listenfacebook
The Civil Human Rights Front is making plans for another anti-extradition march this Sunday. It'll be the first mass demonstration organised by the Front since about half a million people marched peacefully on Hong Kong Island on July the first. But that was also the day that some activists stormed the Legislative Council: and following clashes after more recent protests, calls are growing for curbs on freedom of assembly. The front plans to march from Victoria Park to the Court of Final Appeal in Central. Ian Pooler asked its vice-convenor Bonnie Leung whether it’s received verbal approval from police for the rally:
Senior citizens come out in support of young protesters  Listenfacebook
Several thousand elderly people braved the heat on Wednesday evening to join a march from Chater Garden to the government's headquarters in support of young people who have been at the forefront of the anti-extradition protests. Some were in wheelchairs, holding banners urging people to "Support youth to protect Hong Kong". Organisers said more than 8,000 elderly people took part in the march, while police put the peak turnout at around 1,500. One of the marchers, 50-something-year-old Fiona Tam said she sympathised with both the protesters and the police over recent clashes. But she told Jimmy Choi that she believes in the intentions of the young activists:
SHKP ‘regrets the disappointment’ caused by Shatin clashes  Listenfacebook
The owner of New Town Plaza has apologised to shoppers over the violent clashes that erupted between police and anti-extradition protesters inside the Sha Tin mall on Sunday. Sun Hung Kai Properties also again stressed that it did not know of the police action in advance, as Candice Wong reports:
HKU to complain about police on campus  Listenfacebook
The University of Hong Kong is going to file a formal complaint with the police after officers were spotted patrolling its campus early Wednesday morning, without informing management in advance. The university says this is in breach of protocol. It comes just days after the institution's vice-chancellor promised that he wouldn't allow officers to just roam around as they pleased. Timmy Sung reports:
May urges Beijing to abide by the Joint Declaration  Listenfacebook
Prime Minister Theresa May has addressed the future of Hong Kong as well as Sino-British relations during her last major public appearance as Britain’s leader. May gave a speech at the Chatham House think tank in London, taking in issues such as the Brexit negotiations and the increasingly un-civil nature of politics in the online age. She also took questions, including one from one of China's diplomats in London:
Sparrow numbers rebound  Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society says the city's population of sparrows rebounded this year to what it considers a stable level of about 300,000. That's up more than 20 percent from last year's estimate, and comparable to 2016 and 2017 levels. Dr Pang Chun-chiu, a senior research specialist with the society, told Richard Pyne about the findings: