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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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Hong Kong’s first national security trial set to open  Listenfacebook
The trial of Hong Kong’s first national security suspect, Tong Ying-kit, begins at the High Court on Wednesday. But before proceedings even got underway, there was controversy over a decision by the Secretary for Justice that Tong won't be entitled to a jury trial, as well as over the lawyer appointed by the Legal Aid Department to represent him. Jimmy Choi has the details:
Mong Kok man arrested over laundry rack protest flag   Listenfacebook
A 40-year-old man was being held by police on Wednesday while they investigate him over a flag bearing the slogan “Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times”, which was allegedly found on a laundry rack outside his flat in Mong Kok. Frances Sit reports:
12th Legco primary suspect released on bail  Listenfacebook
Another of the 47 politicians and activists facing subversion charges over the pro-democracy's camp's Legislative Council primary elections last year has been granted bail. As Maggie Ho reports, Owen Chow is the 12th member of the group to be released on bail:
US ‘wrong‘ to accuse Hong Kong of stifling dissent  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, says the United States shouldn't “beautify acts” that endanger Hong Kong's national security. She was referring to US criticism of last week's arrests of Apple Daily executives and the freezing of the opposition newspaper's assets. Lam said the national security law must be enforced. Timmy Sung reports:
Carrie Lam ignores Apple Daily reporter’s question   Listenfacebook
As Carrie Lam ended her press briefing on Tuesday, an Apple Daily reporter shouted what would probably have been his final question to the chief executive. But there was no reply for the correspondent whose newspaper is likely to shut down at the weekend. Here's Timmy Sung:
Apple Daily’s demise ‘heralds a gloomy future’ for journalism   Listenfacebook
Apple Daily stopped its English news service on Tuesday and its Twitter feed, hours after halting its online financial news. Mike Weeks asked Grace Leung, a lecturer at Chinese University's School of Journalism, if this is really the end of the road for the pro-democracy newspaper:
New quarantine proposals spark calls for subsidies for hotels   Listenfacebook
Seven more imported Covid-19 infections were reported in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Six of them involved arrivals from Indonesia, and four of those were variant strains of the virus. Meanwhile, the lawmaker who represents the tourism industry, Yiu Si-wing, says the government should compensate quarantine hotels for any losses caused by the change to quarantine rules expected to take effect next month. Wendy Wong reports:
CE says no exact science behind ban on public gatherings   Listenfacebook
Chief Executive Carrie Lam has reiterated that there's no exact science behind the government's decision to keep in place a ban on public gatherings of more than four people. That's despite new social distancing rules allowing up to 180 people to dine at indoor banquets, as Richard Pyne reports: