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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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Investigation of Covid-19 outbreak focused on Kwai Chung godown  Listenfacebook
Health authorities are investigating if a Kwai Chung warehouse is at the centre of a new cluster of coronavirus infections after a Shatin Couple were confirmed on Sunday to have Covid-19. The wife is in critical condition in hospital. She worked in the logistics centre and two of her colleagues have also tested "weak positive" for the respiratory disease. Candice Wong reports:
Erick Tsang claims there’s nothing to fear from possible US sanctions  Listenfacebook
The UK has confirmed it will grant Hong Kong holders of British National (Overseas) passports a path to citizenship if Beiing presses ahead with its planned national security legislation in the SAR. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said holders of BNO passport would be allowed to stay in the UK for longer than the current six months if they can find work. In Hong Kong, constitutional and mainland affairs minister Erick Tsang said other countries should mind their own business when it comes to Beijing's decision on Hong Kong. He said only people planning to break the law or with ulterior motives would oppose the security law. Damon Pang reports:
HK’s future depends on substance of security law: Simon Young  Listenfacebook
Four government ministers also came out on Sunday to speak in support of Beijing's national security law and to criticise the US decision to revoke Hong Kong's special trading status because of the move. They said it wouldn't affect the stability of the Hong Kong dollar, reiterating that only criminals need to be concerned by the legislation. Mike Weeks asked Constitutional law expert, Professor Simon Young, from the University of Hong Kong, for his thoughts on the chorus of reassurance from top officials and leading pro-Beijing figures seen since Beijing announced its proposed security legislation:
US warned against revoking HK’s special status  Listenfacebook
Mainland officials, state media and pro-Beijing politicians in Hong Kong have hit back at criticism over Beijing's move to impose a national security law on its SAR. They also warned the US it would get hurt more than others if President Trump does revoke Hong Kong's special trade status, as promised last Friday. Altis Wong reports:
Most HK women still don’t report sexual assault  Listenfacebook
A recent survey by the Woman's Foundation showed one in seven women in Hong Kong have experienced sexual assault, but 90 percent of them chose not to report it. The foundation is trying to raise awareness of sexual assault through a major campaign, calling for urgent changes to legislation, employment policies and the education curriculum. Its CEO, Fiona Nott, told Janice Wong how big a problem sexual violence is in Hong Kong:
US protests over police killing ‘likely’ to continue  Listenfacebook
President Donald Trump's national security adviser has denied there's systemic racism in US police forces, as cities across America continue to be hit by widespread violence sparked by the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis. The ex-policeman filmed kneeling on Floyd's neck has been charged with murder. RTHK's Washington correspondent Barry Wood says the demonstrations show the deep seated anger in the US over the incident. Mike Weeks asked him about reports that the protesters had targeted the White House :