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


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One injured as police break up Tai Koo protest  Listenfacebook
An aide to a district councillor has been injured in an altercation with police after dozens of black-clad protesters defied social-distancing orders to hold a brief protest in Cityplaza, in Taikoo shing. Scores of riot police rushed to the shopping centre on Sunday night to order everybody out. Candice Wong reports:
DOJ urged to review ‘lenient’ sentence of Lennon Wall attacker  Listenfacebook
Pro-democracy legislator Lam Cheuk-ting is urging the chief prosecutor to apply for a review of what he described as the "lenient" sentence of a tour guide for seriously injuring three people in a chopper attack at a Lennon Wall in Tseung Kwan O last year. Cecil Wong reports:
Chief Secretary defends arrests of democracy stalwarts  Listenfacebook
The Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung has hit out at the pro-democracy camp over the deadlock in the House Committee of the Legislative Council, saying filibustering lawmakers just want to cause trouble rather than do anything constructive. Cheung also defended the arrest of 15 prominent pro-democracy figures last week on charges of illegal assembly during protests last year. Frances Sit reports:
More protests likely ahead  Listenfacebook
The past two weeks has been a busy time politically for Hong Kong: there’s been a cabinet reshuffle; debate about the power of Beijing’s liaison office and Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office to weigh-in on issues like filibustering in the Legislative Council; arrests of veteran pro-democracy leaders; and now a resumption of anti-government protests. Mike Weeks asked regular contributor and legal academic Danny Gittings if we can expect more demonstrations ahead as we approach the first anniversary in June of the start of the massive protests against the now-shelved changes to Hong Kong’s extradition laws:
HK sees just 12 Covid-19 infections in a week  Listenfacebook
For the third time in a week, no new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Hong Kong over a 24-hour period up to Sunday afternoon. That means the total number of infections so far in the city remains at 1,037. Robert Kemp has the details:
Nearly 90 million poor-quality face masks confiscated in China  Listenfacebook
China confirmed 11 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, but no new deaths for the 11th day in a row. Five were in Heilongjiang, the northeast province bordering Russia, which has recently seen a surge in infections. One new infection was also reported in Guangdong, just to the north of Hong Kong. The other five were classified as imported cases. The news came as officials in Beijing announced that over 89 million poor quality face masks have been confiscated, as the nation faces a slew of complaints about faulty protective gear exported worldwide. Todd Harding reports:
President Trump halts coronavirus crisis briefings  Listenfacebook
On Friday the US President, Donald Trump, limited his briefing on the coronavirus pandemic to just 21 minutes. He didn’t hold a briefing at all on Saturday, and none was scheduled for Sunday either. This has raised speculation that the president is going to end the practice of daily health crisis briefings, after sparking uproar last week by suggesting patients might be injected with disinfectant to kill Covid-19. Mike Weeks asked RTHK’s Washington correspondent Barry Wood whether that move was wholly unexpected: