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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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Jimmy Lai to remain behind bars  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's top court has ruled against media tycoon Jimmy Lai in his application to be freed on bail as he awaits trial over a national security offence. In doing so, the Court of Final Appeal made it clear that the bar for granting bail to national security suspects is much higher than for ordinary criminal cases. Jimmy Choi reports:
Judgment ‘gives security law proportionate and restrictive effect’   Listenfacebook
The former director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law at the University of Hong Kong, Simon Young, described the Court of Final Appeal’s judgment on the bail application for Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai as an important ruling. He told Mike Weeks it had given the national security law “proportionate and restrictive effect”:
First national security trial to go ahead without a jury   Listenfacebook
Reports suggest the Department of Justice has decided against using a jury for the first trial under the national security law. Tong Ying-kit has been charged with terrorism and inciting secession, and faces up to life in prison if convicted. Timmy Sung reports:
Two arrested over explosives haul   Listenfacebook
The police say they've foiled a plot to stage a violent attack around Lunar New Year. Officers arrested two people and seized 23 kilogrammes of chemicals that could be used to make bombs. Candice Wong has the details:
Lockdowns halted for Chinese New Year   Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, says some businesses ordered to close under the government's strict anti-pandemic measures will be allowed to reopen after the Lunar New Year holiday thanks to a drop in Covid-19 cases. They did decline slightly on Tuesday to 26, having risen to 32 the day before. Maggie Ho has more on what Carrie Lam had to say:
Warning sounded on rebound in cases after Lunar New Year   Listenfacebook
Five of the 26 infections confirmed on Tuesday were imported. Five others had no clear source of transmission. There were also around 20 preliminary positive cases. Dr Joseph Tsang, an infectious disease expert from the Hong Kong Medical Association, told Janice Wong the public should remain vigilant even if restrictions are eased after the holidays:
School heads question legality of regular testing  Listenfacebook
Face-to-face school teaching is set to resume gradually after the Chinese New Year holidays. But a survey of more than 300 secondary school principals shows that most of them are concerned over the requirement for teachers to get regular coronavirus tests. Half of them were also worried a resumption of face-to-face classes will increase the risk of cross-infections, as Natale Ching reports:
Reopening of outdoor sports facilities welcomed  Listenfacebook
Sports enthusiasts had to check-in either with the government's tracing app, or by handing over their contact details, as public outdoor sports venues reopened on Tuesday. Natale Ching reports:
Wilson Fung fails to clear his name  Listenfacebook
Disgraced former official Wilson Fung has failed to overturn his conviction for misconduct in public office at the Court of Appeal. Candice Wong has the details:
Top JP Morgan banker to head up HKEX   Listenfacebook
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has appointed the CEO of JP Morgan’s international private bank, Nicolas Aguzin, as its new chief executive. He's the first expatriate to lead the local bourse on a permanent basis, as Joanne Wong reports: