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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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DB says arrest of RTHK producer threatens news output   Listenfacebook
Police have arrested a freelance producer who worked on RTHK programmes on the July 21 Yuen Long mob attack last year, sparking concern about the ‘chilling effect’ this could have on Hong Kong journalists. Damon Pang reports:
Arrest of RTHK reporter sends ‘very bad message’ on press freedom  Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong Journalists' Association (HKJA) has criticised the arrest of an RTHK producer over allegations that she made false statements in obtaining information via a vehicle registration search. Bao Choy had worked on an investigation of the Yuen Long station attack in July 2019, tracking down the owners of some vehicles seen ferrying around men suspected of being involved in the vicious gang attack that left 45 people, including a pregnant woman, battered and bloody. HKJA chairman Chris Yeung told Annemarie Evans he was shocked by the police action:
Police accused of moving goal posts in Bao Choy’s arrest   Listenfacebook
Bao Choy, a producer on RTHK programmes on the Yuen Long Station attack on July 21 last year has now been released on bail and will appear in court next Tuesday. She described her arrest as unfortunate, saying it might arouse public concern that the police may be trying to suppress press freedom. Mike Weeks asked the director of Chinese University's Journalism School, professor Francis Lee, what he makes of Bao’s arrest on Tuesday over a car license plate search:
CE says nobody is above the law   Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, says prosecution decisions are made free from political and personal interference and nobody is above the law, not even herself. Lam’s comments were in response to the arrest this week of eight members of the pro-democracy camp over a chaotic Legislative Council meeting in May. Vicky Wong reports:
Ant Group’s world-beating listing halted  Listenfacebook
Ant Group's US$37 billion listing has been suspended in both Shanghai and Hong Kong. Tuesday’s dramatic move came just two days before what was set to be the world's largest-ever stock market debut. Joanne Wong has the story:
Suspension of Ant listing unlikely to hurt HK IPO market too much   Listenfacebook
Ant Group suspended its record-breaking IPO on Tuesday as China's fintech giant faced growing pressure from mainland regulators over potential risks. The company said in a filing that it will suspend both legs of its US$37 billion dollar listing, originally set to take place on Thursday. It said it made the decision after being ordered by mainland regulators to postpone its Shanghai offering over concerns it would not meet listing requirements. Ample Capital’s director of asset management, Alex Wong, spoke to RTHK about the shock announcement. Janice Wong asked him if he could remember a listing being pulled at such a late stage before:
‘Staycation‘ covid cluster set to grow to seven   Listenfacebook
A cluster of Covid-19 infections linked to a group of families who went on a ‘staycation’ at a Lantau hotel continues to expand, with two more people confirmed to have the disease on Tuesday, and another two returning preliminary positive tests. Wendy Wong reports:
Identification of Mui Who cluster shows ‘importance of test and trace’   Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, says the government is going to expand Hong Kong's coronavirus testing services, offering free checks to all teachers, starting next week. So how important is this move for infection control? Mike Weeks asked University of Hong Kong professor Benjamin Cowling, the co-director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control:
Flight attendants vote for legal action against Cathay contracts  Listenfacebook
Members of the union representing Cathay Pacific flight attendants have voted to take the airline to court over the new contracts they've been asked to sign, which permanently slash their pay and benefits. This was revealed after an emergency meeting on Tuesday, ahead of Wednesday's deadline for staff to agree to the new contracts or lose their jobs. Joanne Wong reports:
HK Telecom worker gets two years for doxxing  Listenfacebook
A former telecoms worker has been jailed for two years for doxxing a relative of a police officer during last year's anti-government protests. Wendy Wong reports:
Annual Operation Santa Claus charity drive launched  Listenfacebook
Operation Santa Claus is once again in full swing. The charity drive - jointly organised with the South China Morning Post - is supporting 19 charities this year. One of the beneficiaries is TREATS, whose aim is to train ethnic minority youths as gamified sport coaches, helping them build self-confidence and resilience. Radio 3’s Noreen Mir spoke to Kris Tong, from TREATS, and Tina Wong, the co-founder of Social S: