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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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Police put new spin on Yuen Long station attack as they arrest 13   Listenfacebook
The police have confirmed the arrests of the Democratic Party's Lam Cheuk-ting and a dozen others for rioting during the gang attack at Yuen Long Station on July 21 last year. In explaining the lawmaker's arrest, the force gave a completely new narrative for that night. They now say there were clashes between two sides, not an indiscriminate attack by a white-shirted mob. The force also claims live streams of the incident were incomplete and misleading, and that officers took only 18 minutes to reach the MTR station, rather than the 39 minutes they'd earlier claimed. Timmy Sung reports:
Civic Party head calls new police narrative shocking and bizarre   Listenfacebook
In addition to arresting Lam Cheuk-ting and 12 other men over last year’s Yuen Long station attack, police on Wednesday detained Lam's Democratic Party colleague, Ted Hui, and two other people over an incident outside Tuen Mun police station on July 6 last year. They're suspected of offences including illegal assembly and perverting the course of justice. Civic Party leader Alvin Yeung spoke to Mike Weeks about the police actions:
New coronavirus cases rise ahead of easing of restrictions  Listenfacebook
There's been another slight rise in new coronavirus cases, with 24 infections confirmed on Wednesday. As Joanne Wong reports, the Centre for Health Protection says the outbreak still isn't fully under control, as the government prepares to ease anti-epidemic measures on Friday:
CE’s attack on testing skeptics ‘could’ hamper battle against Covid-19  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive Carrie Lam raised eyebrows on Tuesday when she accused medical professionals, who've expressed skepticism about planned citywide Covid-19 tests, of trying to 'smear' the government in Beijing. Some experts insist targeted testing makes more sense, and that their opinions are based on science, not politics. Among those who've called for this is the president of the Public Doctor's Association, Arisina Ma. Janice Wong asked her for her reaction to Lam’s comments:
HKUST takes the lead on solar power  Listenfacebook
The University of Science and Technology says it will install 8,000 solar panels on its campus by next year, creating the largest renewable energy system of its kind in Hong Kong. The project promises to cut carbon emissions by 1.5 million kg a year - the equivalent of planting 67,000 trees. The power will be sold to CLP, which buys electricity generated from renewable sources under the feed-in-tariff scheme. The system will produce up to three million kilowatts of electricity a year. Mike Weeks asked Davis Bookhart, the head of sustainability at HKUST, just how much power that is:
HK urged to learn lessons from Shenzhen as neighbour turns 40   Listenfacebook
Forty years ago, China's first special economic zone was founded in Shenzhen under Deng Xiaoping's economic opening. That planted the seed for the transformation of a small fishing village into an economic powerhouse by adopting business- and trade-friendly policies. Priscilla Ng looks back at the rise of Hong Kong’s neighbouring city: