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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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First national security law defendant convicted   Listenfacebook
Former restaurant worker Tong Ying-kit has become the first person to be found guilty of offences under the national security law. The High Court convicted him on Monday of inciting secession and terrorism. Tong now could face life behind bars, as Jimmy Choi reports:
Verdict doesn’t mean ‘liberate’ slogan is illegal: Ronny Tong   Listenfacebook
Senior Counsel Ronny Tong says people would be wrong to think that the High Court's verdict in the Tong Ying-kit case means any use of the “liberate” slogan is, in itself, against the law. The executive councillor told Annemarie Evans that in a criminal case, the important thing is not what the words technically mean, but what the accused intended to convey to the public:
DoJ issues stern warning over intimidation of judges   Listenfacebook
The Department of Justice says police will "leave no stone unturned" to catch any person who tries to intimidate judges. It issued the statement after reports that a threatening phone call had been made to the High Court, and an official there had contacted the police. As Robert Kemp reports, the warning came several hours after the verdict was handed down in Hong Kong's first national security case:
HK Alliance fined over June 4 Museum   Listenfacebook
The operators of the June 4 Museum have been fined HK$8,000 for running the venue as a place of public entertainment without the required licences. Natale Ching reports:
Educators warn of school closures amid exodus   Listenfacebook
Educators have expressed worries that schools are under-recruiting staff due to the exodus of students amid a wave of emigration. As Violet Wong reports, they say some schools may have to close down as a result:
No appointments for elderly jabs from Thursday   Listenfacebook
People aged 70 or older will be able to receive coronavirus vaccines without first making a booking from Thursday, under a scheme to boost the low inoculation rate among the elderly. Wendy Wong reports:
Hong Kong stocks plunge again over Beijing crackdown   Listenfacebook
Hang Seng Index futures pointed to a modest stock market rebound in initial trade on Wednesday, after Hong Kong stocks plunged by another four percent on Tuesday, as fears grow that Beijing's regulatory crackdown could affect more business sectors. But Ken Wong, an Asia Equity Portfolio Specialist at East-spring Investments, warns that any bargain hunting may again be short lived. Joanne Wong asked him why the big sell-off resumed on Tuesday afternoon after the local market had shown earlier resistance:
HK fencer says Olympic gold is ‘dream come true’   Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's second-ever Olympic gold medal winner - fencer Edgar Cheung - says his feat at the Tokyo Games is a dream come true, and he never imagined it was something he could achieve. Violet Wong has more:
Sports chief hopes Olympic success will inspire more HK athletes   Listenfacebook
The chairman of the Hong Kong Sports Institute, Lam Tai-fai, says he hopes Cheung Ka-long's victory at the Tokyo Games will inspire more young people to pursue professional sports. Wendy Wong with that story: