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

2018-01-23
Tueday

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Pressure mounts on Teresa Cheng   Listenfacebook
The pressure is mounting on embattled justice secretary Teresa Cheng. Civic Party lawmaker Tanya Chan and a number of newspapers have presented evidence suggesting she may not have been telling the truth about the illegal structures found at her Repulse Bay home. It also seems she managed to avoid paying millions of dollars in stamp duty on the property, as Damon Pang reports:
Opposition in disarray over Kowloon West by-election   Listenfacebook
The pro-democracy camp is in disarray over the Legislative Council by-election for Kowloon West. Frederick Fung, who finished second in the camp's recent primary elections, says he will no longer serve as the back-up candidate to Edward Yiu, who it's feared will be barred from standing after he was disqualified from Legco last year over his oath-taking. Fung says he made his decision because he feels some in the opposition camp don't want him. The Democratic Party's Ramon Yuen now seems to be the preferred back-up. Cecil Wong asked Joseph Cheng - the co-founder of Power for Democracy, which organized the recent primary election - when the agreed plan for the by-election started to go off the rails:
Bookseller Gui Minhai back in mainland custody   Listenfacebook
One of the five Causeway Bay booksellers, Gui Minhai, is said to have been detained again, this time on the mainland. Reports say the Swedish national, who was abducted from Thailand more than two years ago, was taken away by authorities near Beijing while travelling on a train. Timmy Sung has the details:
Production to start of myopia-slowing contact lenses   Listenfacebook
A start-up has been licensed by Polytechnic University to make and sell a type of contact lens that slows the onset of shortsightedness. The university says the contact lens can slow the progression of myopia by 60 percent. Professor To Chi-ho is the head of the university's School of Optometry. Ian Pooler asked him who the new contact lens will help:
Beijing Zoo partners in Africa conservation plan   Listenfacebook
The African Wildlife Foundation has partnered up with Beijing Zoo to try to drive down demand in China for ivory, rhino horn and other illegal wildlife products. The agreement will see them cooperating to improve the experience of visitors to China's largest zoo, to educate and raise awareness about the importance of conserving Africa's wildlife. Kaddu Sebunya, president of the wildlife foundation, told Richard Pyne that the partnership will also allow zoos and national parks in Africa to benefit from exchanges of research and talent: