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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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Security law plan brings violent protests back to HK  Listenfacebook
Police arrested at least 180 people during protests on Sunday in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay against Beijing's plan to draft a national security law for Hong Kong. Ten people were taken to hospital. It was one of the most violent demonstrations in months, with protesters pelting officers with bricks and other objects. Police repeatedly used pepper spray, tear gas and even water cannon to try to disperse the fast-moving crowds. Joanne Wong reports:
Beijing accused of trying to silence dissent  Listenfacebook
Before thousands of protesters set off on Sunday afternoon on an unauthorized march from SOGO department store to Wanchai, pro-democracy activists staged separate demonstrations outside Beijing’s liaison office in Western against the proposed national security law for Hong Kong. Sean Kennedy reports:
Officials seek to assure HK people they won’t lose their rights  Listenfacebook
Government officials and their supporters have continued to try to reassure the public that Beijing's plan to pass a national security law for Hong Kong won't harm one country, two systems or take away their rights and freedoms. Frances Sit reports:
June 4 vigil could be a thing of the past: CY Leung  Listenfacebook
Former Chief Executive CY Leung has acknowledged that under China's new national security law, the annual June 4 candlelight vigil could be banned, along with the group that's organised the event for the past three decades. Damon Pang reports:
National security law ‘threatens Hong Kong’s core values’  Listenfacebook
On Sunday Vice Premier Han Zheng, who's in charge of Hong Kong affairs, told SAR delegates to the National People’s Congress that people shouldn't underestimate the Central Government's determination to enact national security legislation for Hong Kong. Mike Weeks asked China specialist, Professor Willy Lam, what he thought Beijing expected to happen here following its security law announcement:
War of words worsens between US and China  Listenfacebook
Foreign Minister Wang Yi says Hong Kong's security law must be imposed without delay. He also accused Washington of pushing Sino-US relations to "the brink of a new Cold War". Sean Kennedy reports:
US expected to end Hong Kong’s special status  Listenfacebook
White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien says Beijing’s national security law is an attempt to "basically take over" Hong Kong. He told the CBS network that if the legislation is passed, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is unlikely to be able to certify that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy, and sanctions will be imposed on Hong Kong and China. RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, talked to Mike Weeks about what such a move could mean for Hong Kong:
Greenpeace says HK still unprepared for super storms  Listenfacebook
Greenpeace is calling on the government to step up its preparedness for the kind of once-in-a-decade storm that battered Hong Kong in 2018. The green group says climate change will make such typhoons more frequent, flooding areas inhabited by tens of thousands of residents and causing billions of dollars in damage. Frances Yeung, a senior campaigner with Greenpeace, told Richard Pyne that typhoon Mangkhut in 2018 showed how woefully unprepared Hong Kong is: