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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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Bar Association questions NPC’s power to enact HK security law  Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong Bar Association has added its voice to the chorus of doubts about Beijing's plan to impose national security legislation here. It says there's "deep unease" locally and internationally about the plan. Damon Pang reports:
NPCSC chief says security law proposal will be passed on Thursday  Listenfacebook
The head of China's top legislative body says he's confident its proposal to enact a national security law for Hong Kong will be successfully completed with the "joint efforts of all deputies". Li Zhanshu was speaking to close to 3,000 delegates of the National People's Congress (NPC) before the proposal is put to a vote on Thursday. The Chairman of the NPC's Standing Committee said the move is in line with guidelines approved by the Communist Party's Central Committee last October. Li was speaking after Vice Premier Han Zheng became the latest Beijing official to stress that the move is aimed at just a small group of Hong Kong people: those who advocate violence or independence. Candice Wong reports:
‘Only actions to overthrow the regime will be a crime’  Listenfacebook
Top pro-Beijing figures in Hong Kong have tried to ease fears about the national security law. They say people won't have to be worried about freely expressing their views in future, as Timmy Sung reports:
Tight security ahead of national anthem bill debate  Listenfacebook
Security has been stepped up around the Legislative Council complex ahead of a debate on the national anthem legislation on Wednesday. The bill, which bans insults to the anthem, is up for its second reading. Barricades are now in place, and riot police are patrolling the area. Council Front lawmaker Chu Hoi-dick told Frances Sit that this shows how much the government fears the people:
Chief Justice draws fire for criticising judge’s conduct  Listenfacebook
A rare statement by the Chief Justice, Geoffrey Ma, on the conduct of a District Court judge has sparked criticism from pro-establishment lawmakers. Some of them accused the judiciary of being biased after Ma said on Monday that Judge Kwok Wai-kin should not have expressed sympathy with a tour guide he convicted of slashing three people at a Lennon Wall last year. Kwok has been removed from several other protest-related cases after describing the defendant as a "bloodstained victim". But as Altis Wong reports, some are demanding judges who opposed the government’s scrapped extradition bill also be removed from such cases:
Solid knowledge shown on controversial DSE question: Ip Kin-yuen  Listenfacebook
The examinations authority has revealed that around 40 percent of candidates who sat this year’s DSE history paper answered that Japan did more good than harm to China in the first half of the 20th century. Officials say that showed the question - which has now been pulled from the exam - was misleading and not properly designed. Janice Wong asked the education industry’s lawmaker, Ip Kin-yuen, if he agreed:
Regina Ip calls for ‘big bang’ sale to re-launch tourism  Listenfacebook
New People’s Party lawmaker Regina Ip has called for what she described as a "big bang" sale week to attract tourists back to Hong Kong when the coronavirus pandemic permits. Wendy Wong has the details: