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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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Xi Jinping says patriots must rule Hong Kong  Listenfacebook
President Xi Jinping has told Chief Executive Carrie Lam that patriots must rule Hong Kong if it's to maintain stability and prosperity, and to ensure the longevity of one country, two systems. He made the comment during a video conference in which Lam delivered her work report to state leaders virtually for the first time, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Damon Pang reports
Poor building design suspected in North Point outbreak   Listenfacebook
A residential building in North Point has been partially evacuated after at least 13 residents tested positive for Covid-19. An expert fears the virus is being spread via a narrow light well, as Cecil Wong reports:
Carrie Lam says Yau Ma Tei lockdown achieved its goals  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive has hailed Tuesday's lockdown of a small area of Yau Ma Tei as a success. It involved holding 330 residents over an 11-hour period for testing, which uncovered one Covid-19 infection. Carrie Lam said the first 'ambush-style' lockdown in Hong Kong had put residents' minds at ease. Timmy Sung reports:
Yau Ma Tei lockdown questioned by residents and councillors  Listenfacebook
Some Yau Ma Tei residents and many district councillors say Tuesday night’s lockdown was neither necessary nor very effective. One councillor, Lee Wai-fung, estimates that as many as 300 people who live within the targeted area weren't actually there when it was sealed off for testing because they were working or had temporarily moved elsewhere. The vice-chairman of the Yau Tsim Mong District Council, Andy Yu, says the government should have simply told the residents what they were doing. He spoke to Wong Yin-ting:
DAB vice-chair says government right to launch ‘ambush lockdowns’   Listenfacebook
The vice-chairman of the pro-Beijing DAB party, Holden Chow, says ‘ambush-style’ lockdowns are necessary to contain transmission of coronavirus in densely populated areas. The pro-government camp has long urged the government to take tougher measures to try to stamp out infections. But Chow told Mike Weeks he thinks the government will assess the need for future lockdowns carefully:
Shuttered law firm clients ‘may never’ be reimbursed in full   Listenfacebook
The Law Society says the accounts of a firm it ordered shut down last month are in such disarray that investigators haven't even managed to figure out yet how much of its clients' money it's holding. Thousands of clients are reportedly owed more than HK$100 million over payments for property transactions but the funds are currently frozen. As Violet Wong reports, the society hasn't said when affected clients will get their money back or if they'll ever be repaid in full:
Protester jailed after sentencing review  Listenfacebook
A man who admitted carrying a flick knife and a lighter during an anti-government protest last year has been jailed for two months after the Department of Justice won a sentencing review. Damon Pang has the details: