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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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Documentary screening postponed after security warning  Listenfacebook
The Confederation of Trade Unions (CTU) has postponed a private screening of a documentary about the protests that erupted in the summer of 2019 over the government's bid to amend Hong Kong's extradition laws. It took the decision after officials from the Communications Authority went to its offices on Wednesday, demanding more information about the screening. That followed claims by DAB lawmaker Holden Chow that such screenings could violate the national security law, saying the CTU could be seen as promoting terrorism in doing so. Timmy Sung reports:
Protest-backing church leader resigns  Listenfacebook
A church leader who openly opposed the national security law and 2019's ill-fated extradition bill has resigned days before he was due to complete his term. As Damon Pang reports, the reverend said he was resigning for personal reasons:
Junius Ho-office vandal locked up on second appeal   Listenfacebook
A student has been jailed for vandalising the Tsuen Wan office of lawmaker Junius Ho in July 2019. The offence happened a day after the vicious attack on people at Yuen Long station and Ho was filmed in the town shaking hands with men wearing similar garb to the attackers. The 20-year-old was sent to a training centre on Wednesday after the government twice appealed more lenient punishments he'd been given. Priscilla Ng reports:
Woman loses appeal over police warrant   Listenfacebook
A woman who said she was shot in the eye during a protest in 2019 has lost a legal challenge to how the police gained access to her medical records. Jimmy Choi has the details:
Teachers urge caution on child-abuse reporting law  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's largest teachers' union says more training should be given to educators if they are to be required to report suspected child abuse cases in future. The Professional Teachers' Union was responding to news that the government is considering making this a serious offence for any adult in charge of a child that would carry a lengthy jail term. The union's vice-president, Ip Kin-yuen, spoke to RTHK’s Ben Tse about its concerns:
Concerns raised over quarantine plans for UK returnees   Listenfacebook
Just one imported Covid-19 case was confirmed on Wednesday, raising the number of infections detected among arrivals here in the past two weeks to over 130. The first of two flights from London arrived early Thursday morning bringing Hong Kong people stranded in the UK for months back home. Two Kwai Tsing district councillors have urged the authorities to send them into quarantine at Penny's Bay instead of a hotel in Tsing Yi. The councillors say residents of the island are worried about the potential spread of coronavirus variants if returnees from Britain stay in their district. Frances Sit reports:
Door hook transmission theory queried  Listenfacebook
Medical experts have questioned a suggestion by health officials that a mutated strain of coronavirus spread at a quarantine hotel via door hooks. Wendy Wong has that story:
19 travel agents held over pandemic subsidy fraud   Listenfacebook
Police say they've arrested 19 people for trying to swindle a pandemic subsidy scheme for the travel industry out of almost HK$3 million. Timmy Sung has more on that:
HK people ‘queue up’ to recycle plastic  Listenfacebook
The Environmental Association says Hong Kong needs to create a "circular economy" for plastics in order to effectively tackle coastal pollution. The group, which runs a recycling centre in Taipo, says single-use plastics - such as bottles, tableware and bags - accounted for nearly two-thirds of the 9,000 kg of waste it picked up along the SAR’s coastline over the past decade. The association's chief executive, Dr Yau Wing-kwong, told Mike Weeks that all this plastic could be turned into new products, creating wealth and employment: