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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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Beijing to take charge of most serious HK national security cases   Listenfacebook
A deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO) says Beijing will exercise jurisdiction over the most serious national security cases that arise here. Deng Zhonghua also told a seminar in Shenzhen on Monday that allowing mainland agents to be based in Hong Kong was the only way to enforce the new security legislation being drawn up in the capital. Priscilla Ng reports:
Beijing handling of cases ‘would be’ reverse engineered extradition bill  Listenfacebook
Members of the Bar Association council have criticised the Secretary for Justice, Teresa Cheng, for saying it would be impractical for Beijing's national security legislation to be exactly in line with Hong Kong’s common law system. They note that the system in place in the SAR offers important human rights safeguards and say judges and lawyers may struggle to grasp the new law. Bar chairman Philip Dykes spoke to RTHK about that. But first he gave Mike Weeks his views on the remarks by HKMAO deputy Deng Zhonhua on the national security law and what they imply for Hong Kong’s Basic Law:
Veteran activists may seek review of DoJ court move  Listenfacebook
One of the 15 veterans of the pro-democracy camp, on trial over taking part in, or encouraging others to join unauthorised rallies last year, has vowed to challenge the prosecution's move to transfer their cases to the District Court. League of Social Democrats activist Avery Ng said it’s an unprecedented move that the Department of Justice needs to explain. Maggie Ho reports:
Reservations required for Disneyland reopening  Listenfacebook
After being closed for more than four months because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Hong Kong Disneyland is re-opening on Thursday, but at a reduced capacity. Professor Brian King, from the Polytechnic University's School of Hotel and Tourism Management, told Annemarie Evans the reopening is another milestone for the theme park industry and the world:
Quick AI diagnostic system 95 percent accurate for Covid-19   Listenfacebook
Twenty seconds, that's the time needed for an AI system to tell if you have Covid-19. The programme, developed by researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Macau University of Science and Technology, promises to reduce diagnostic time dramatically. It's already in use in China and some other countries. Janice Wong asked Professor Zhang Kang, from the Macau university’s faculty of medicine, how the system works:
Harmful substances found in children’s swimming aids  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has found potentially cancer-causing substances in children's swimming toys and aids. The Consumer Council also said seven of the 10 products it tested failed to meet European safety standards, and urged parents not to treat these products as life-saving devices. Richard Pyne reports: