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Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Mike Weeks and Ian Pooler


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Further violence threatens One Country, Two Systems, warns Regina Ip  Listenfacebook
The Federation of Students has blamed Monday night’s riot in Mong Kok on bad governance by CY Leung’s administration. And the student group says that more people may come out to resist the authorities in future. The former editor of the University of Hong Kong's student magazine, Undergrad, has also warned of more violent protests to come. Chan Ya-ming, who is a supporter of localism, says that unless the root cause of people's anger is addressed, protests will only get more violent, possibly escalating to the point where people die. New People's Party lawmaker and Executive Councillor Regina Ip formerly served as Hong Kong’s Secretary for Security. She told Ian Pooler that increasingly violent protests in future could force Beijing to deploy the People’s Liberation Army in Hong Kong, and that would be the end of One Country, Two Systems:
Banks and sovereign funds weighing heavily on markets  Listenfacebook
Share prices continued to slide around the world on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy. Banking stocks were particularly hard hit on both Wall Street and European markets. Bank stocks in Europe fell by more than six percent, while Wall Street is now down about 10 percent so far this year. Shares in Hong Kong plunged nearly four percent to a near four-year low on the first trading day of the Year of the Monkey. So what is going on with the markets? Mike Weeks asked Andrew Sullivan - the Managing Director of Sales at Haitong International:
SoCo disappointed with low-income allowance criteria  Listenfacebook
The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Matthew Cheung, says a new scheme to help the working poor will undergo a thorough review after it's been tried out for a year. The "low-income working families allowance" will be available from May. Mr Cheung met yesterday with the Society for Community Organisation, or SoCo, to talk about the new Allowance. Ian Pooler asked Sze Lai-shan, a Community Organiser of SoCo, what was discussed: