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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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Future of HK’s largest protest organiser thrown into doubt  Listenfacebook
The Civil Human Rights Front has been accused of breaching the Societies Ordinance. The police have demanded information on its finances and activities, raising fears the umbrella pro-democracy organisation could be outlawed. Priscilla Ng reports:
People Power activist loses bid to halt trial  Listenfacebook
Pro-democracy activist Tam Tak-chi has lost a legal fight to have prosecution proceedings against him halted. His trial is set for May 10. Jimmy Choi reports:
Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble set for May   Listenfacebook
Hong Kong and Singapore have announced a travel bubble that will open on May 26. This should allow residents to visit without needing to quarantine, although for Hong Kong people inoculations and Covid tests will be required. Timmy Sung reports:
Travel bubbles expected to stimulate vaccination take-up   Listenfacebook
An Associate Dean at the Polytechnic University's School of Hotel and Tourism Management says he expects a good response to the travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore despite the almost HK$6,000 minimum air fare. Professor Brian King believes ticket prices will come down in the long run. He spoke to Annemarie Evans:
Pandemic slump sees the end of Wincastle Travel   Listenfacebook
The collapse of tourism in the global coronavirus pandemic has claimed another local victim. Wincastle Travel, which has been operating for 35 years, has given formal notice of its intention to shut up shop. Jimmy Choi reports:
Suspension of BGI testing gets backing of experts  Listenfacebook
Medical experts have backed the government's move to stop the private laboratory, BGI, from running mobile testing stations after at least two apparent blunders. Frances Sit has the details:
Sensitive topics largely dropped from liberal studies paper  Listenfacebook
Students, who sat this year's liberal studies DSE exam, said they felt lucky to have been taught the subject before it's overhaul by the Education Bureau. A teacher said Monday’s exam wasn't too difficult. Akina Chow, an executive committee member of the Liberal Studies Teachers' Association, said some questions didn't require much critical thinking and were little more than comprehension tests. She told Violet Wong that sensitive political topics had largely been dropped after the heated controversy last year over a question asking students to discuss if Japan had done more good than harm to China from 1900 to 1945:
Hong Kong protesters get Oscar recognition  Listenfacebook
One of the winners of this year's Oscars said that Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters won't be forgotten. The comment was made before a global audience of millions, although most people here would not have been able to see it made, as Damon Pang reports:
CLP wind-farm plan to meet 3 percent of power needs   Listenfacebook
CLP Power is reported to be planning to build 17 20-metre high wind turbines in the eastern waters of Hong Kong. The power company originally planned to build an offshore wind farm with 67 smaller turbines, but it said the huge wind turbines could generate more electricity. The CEO of Designing Hong Kong Paul Zimmerman lives in the Clear Water Bay area. Mike Weeks asked him if the turbines would ruin his view:
Fountain shut for bubble bath cleaning   Listenfacebook
The musical fountain in Kwun Tong, which opened less than a week ago, has already been closed over fears that the water has been contaminated - with soap. Damon Pang has the story: