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


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Jimmy Lai, Agnes Chow released on bail  Listenfacebook
The media tycoon, Jimmy Lai, and the former Demosisto activist, Agnes Chow, have been released from police custody after being arrested on national security charges on Monday. It follows a day of public support for the tabloid and its founder, with people snapping up more than half-a-million copies of his Apple Daily newspaper, and lining up outside his son's restaurant in Central. Carolyn Wright reports:
Police accuse media of discrediting their raid  Listenfacebook
The police say its raid on Apple Daily offices on Monday was not aimed at the newspaper itself, and officers were only targeting alleged national security offenders. The force says some media outlets deliberately discredited its operation. Tom McAlinden reports:
Supporters buy half-a-million Apple Daily newspapers  Listenfacebook
People snapped up copies of Apple Daily on Tuesday to show their support for the pro-democracy newspaper, after its founder Jimmy Lai was arrested and its headquarters raided by police. Timmy Sung reports:
Next Digital shares hit a 12-year high  Listenfacebook
Shares of Next Digital surged for a second day on Tuesday, hitting a 12-year high. The frenzied trading was spurred by an online campaign to show support for its detained founder, Jimmy Lai. Damon Pang reports:
Too early to say Covid-19 cases will continue to fall  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong reported a significant drop in the number of new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday, with just 33 new confirmed cases compared to 69 on Monday. A patient at Kwong Wah Hospital who refused to wear a face mask might have started an outbreak which spread to three different wards. Altis Wong reports:
Beijing extends Legco term  Listenfacebook
Members of the NPC Standing Committee have unanimously agreed to allow all Hong Kong lawmakers to stay on in the Legislative Council, now that elections have been postponed for a year. This includes four pro-democracy incumbents who have been barred from contesting the next elections. Richard Pyne reports:
Exco member hopes Legco ruling will have calming effect  Listenfacebook
Executive councillor and barrister, Ronny Tong, says the fact that Beijing allows four pro-democracy incumbents to continue, despite their barring from the next elections, demonstrates there is no persecution of anybody. Tong told Janice Wong that the central government showed its high regard and respect of Hong Kong by leaving the SAR to deal with the finer details:
PolyU launches multi-million dollar coronavirus studies  Listenfacebook
Polytechnic University says it has received around HK$18 million from the government under the Health and Medical Research Fund, and will launch eight different studies and projects related to the coronavirus. As Priscilla Ng reports, one project involves the development of a handheld device that provides rapid Covid-19 testing: