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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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Pan-democrats condemn ‘politically motivated’ arrests   Listenfacebook
Police have arrested seven opposition politicians over a chaotic Legislative Council meeting in May, where they battled with their pro-government rivals for control of a key committee. As Priscilla Ng reports, the pro-democracy camp has condemned Sunday morning's police operation, saying it was politically motivated:
Concerns grow over Mui Wo coronavirus cluster   Listenfacebook
Health authorities are trying to find out how a mainland woman awaiting deportation became infected with Covid-19. It's understood she was arrested during an anti-prostitution operation last week. There are also growing concerns over a probable coronavirus cluster on Lantau Island, as Damon Pang reports:
Halloween sees bumper business for bars  Listenfacebook
Halloween this year came on the first weekend after anti-epidemic measures were relaxed at local bars. They were allowed to stay open until 2am, with four people permitted to get together at each table, up from just two. Live performances were also allowed to resume. Janice Wong asked Allan Zeman, the chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong Group, what impact the easing had on Halloween business:
Singapore travel bubble expected by end of November   Listenfacebook
Commerce secretary Edward Yau says the government is finalising the details of a "travel bubble" with Singapore, and is hopeful that people will be able to start flying to the Lion City by the end of the month. He also said discussions are underway with Guangdong authorities over reopening the land borders, describing that as crucial to Hong Kong's economy and its embattled tourism industry. Jimmy Choi reports:
GBA likely to be Beijing’s focus for Carrie Lam’s visit  Listenfacebook
Issues like border control are likely to be discussed by the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, when she visits Beijing on Tuesday. Her three-day visit to the capital comes hard on the heels of last week's closed-door meeting of the Communist Party's Central Committee, to map out China's latest five-year development plan. China specialist Mark O'Neill told Mike Weeks what he expects from Lam’s trip:
Christmas in England could be threatened by new lockdown   Listenfacebook
The British government has admitted that the four-week coronavirus lockdown, it’s proposed for England, could be extended if infection rates don't come down quickly enough. Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove rejected criticism that Prime Minister Boris Johnson should have introduced the measure sooner. He also warned that things would not necessarily go back to normal after the lockdown. The measure will be voted on later this week. Janice Wong asked London-based correspondent Gavin Grey whether it could be rejected:
Trump remains behind in polls in key battleground states   Listenfacebook
With the US election just over a day away, President Donald Trump is predicting he'll be returned to the White House on a red wave of Republican votes. The US leader also talked up his economic record as he began a final 10-rally push for votes in the town of Washington, in the key swing state of Michigan. The Democratic contender, Joe Biden, held a rally in another fiercely contested state, Pennsylvania, on Sunday. Mike Weeks asked RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, if it came as any surprise to hear Trump making a big deal of the record US economic recovery in the third quarter: