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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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HK British consulate worker held in Shenzhen   Listenfacebook
The family of a Hong Kong man, who disappeared earlier this month on a trip to Shenzhen, say they've received almost no help in finding out where he's being held. That's despite an agreement reached with the mainland in the wake of the disappearance of several Causeway Bay booksellers, under which it's supposed to notify authorities here of the detention of any Hong Kong resident. The man who's being held across the border works for the British government, as Sean Kennedy reports:
Two policemen arrested over hospital assault   Listenfacebook
Two policemen and a former member of the force have been arrested over an assault on a man at North District Hospital in late June. The incident was captured on CCTV. The Democratic Party, which is helping the alleged victim, described the case as one of the darker chapters in the history of the Hong Kong police. Damon Pang reports:
Carrie Lam refuses to budge on protesters’ demands   Listenfacebook
There's been a very lukewarm response to a proposal from the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, for dialogue with different sectors of society to try to resolve the extradition-bill crisis. Lam again put forward the idea on Tuesday in the wake of Sunday's massive but peaceful rally on Hong Kong Island to press her to act on the demands of protesters, including an independent inquiry. Maggie Ho reports:
Think-tank calls for new law to establish anti-extradition inquiry   Listenfacebook
Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that she's still against an independent probe of the anti-extradition protests, the policing of them, and her government’s handling of the crisis that it caused. But amid the ever rising demands for the administration to listen to the demands of protesters, the Professional Commons has proposed drafting a new law on which to establish a commission of inquiry. Mike Weeks asked the policy committee convenor of the pro-democracy think-tank, Albert Lai, how this would help the process:
Fears raised over bullying of police kids   Listenfacebook
The DAB has expressed concern about bullying when schools go back next month. The pro-Beijing party cited an increase in online bullying targeting family members of the police. One of the DAB lawmakers, Elizabeth Quat, told Olivia Tam about the concerns of parents:
More support urged for vocational education   Listenfacebook
The think-tank founded by former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa has come up with a slew of measures to help students who don't excel academically but are more suited to a vocational career. In its latest study, the Our Hong Kong Foundation says the SAR's education system tends to reward high-achievers in exams but fails to give enough support for those who don't get top grades. It's called on the government to provide more support for self-financed vocational programmes and to improve applied education in secondary schools. Victor kwok is a researcher at the foundation. He spoke to Ian Pooler about the study: