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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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Gathering ban mulled for staycations  Listenfacebook
The government says it'll beef up coronavirus restrictions to ban large gatherings of people at ‘staycations’ in local hotels and guesthouses, to stave off a possible fourth wave of Covid-19 infections. But officials say the trade will be consulted first, before it extends current restrictions on public gatherings to cover hotels and guesthouses. Cecil Wong reports:
Doctor discourages large staycations  Listenfacebook
A specialist in respiratory medicine, Dr Leung Chi-chiu, said he hoped the new measures would discourage people from going on staycations in large groups. He spoke to Wendy Wong:
People sign up to quarantine-free scheme  Listenfacebook
Some Hong Kong people living in Macau and Guangdong have started signing up for a travel scheme that will allow them to return to the territory without having to undergo 14 days of quarantine. Priscilla Ng reports:
Three former lawmakers arrested over pungent protests  Listenfacebook
Former lawmaker Ted Hui has denounced Hong Kong authorities as a 'tyrannical regime'. He made the comments as he emerged from a police station on Wednesday afternoon after being charged over protests earlier this year. Two other former pan-democrat legislators, Ray Chan and Chu Hoi-dick, were also arrested, charged and released on bail. It relates to their actions in the Legislative Council, when it was discussing a law criminalising disrespect to the national anthem. Candice Wong reports:
Yellow Factory closes over NSL accusations  Listenfacebook
A company selling face masks has suspended operations after it was accused by pro-Beijing media of violating the national security law. Wendy Wong reports:
Civil servant named as interim arts hub CEO  Listenfacebook
Career bureaucrat, Betty Fung, has been named interim head of the troubled West Kowloon arts hub, replacing Duncan Pescod, who's leaving the position nine months before his contract is due to expire. Wendy Wong reports:
Inquest hears taking victim to hospital was not a priority  Listenfacebook
At the third day of an inquest into the death of a university student during a police clearance operation, a senior inspector told the Coroner's Court that he had higher considerations rather than sending the injured person to hospital as soon as possible. The officer had led a team of riot officers into a Tseung Kwan O car park, where university student Chow Tsz-lok was found with head injuries. Todd Harding reports:
Professor says killing triggered by argument over orange juice  Listenfacebook
Prosecutors have suggested that a University of Hong Kong professor on trial for allegedly killing his wife two years ago murdered her over a dispute about money, saying he calmly strangled her as if he was 'doing one of his engineering experiments'. Vicky Wong reports:
Scores gather in memory of Jordan fire victims  Listenfacebook
In a tearful memorial, members of the Nepalese community have paid tribute to the seven people who were killed in a fire in Jordan on Sunday night. Several people are still in hospital in a critical condition. Timmy Sung was at the memorial:
CTi News shuttered over propaganda allegations  Listenfacebook
Taipei has decided not to renew the licence of cable channel CTi News amid allegations that the station is operating as a propaganda machine for Beijing. Priscilla Ng reports:
Taipei bookshop assailants jailed  Listenfacebook
Three men have been jailed in Taiwan for attacking one of the kidnapped Causeway Bay booksellers with red paint in April, just days before he opened a new store in Taipei. Lam Wing-kee fled Hong Kong over fears he would be extradited to the mainland. Priscilla Ng reports: