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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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Cryptocurrency promoter arrested for Sham Shui Po largesse   Listenfacebook
The man who is believed to have thrown HK$100 bills from a building in Sham Shui Po on Saturday has been arrested. The 24-year-old was detained by police as he returned to the district. Timmy Sung reports:
Carrie Lam set for talks with Xi Jinping   Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, is scheduled to meet President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Monday, the third day of her annual duty visit to the capital. She is expected to return to Hong Kong on Tuesday. RTHK’s Frances Sit is covering Lam’s visit to Beijing. She spoke to Ian Pooler:
Young people urged to stand up to sales intimidation   Listenfacebook
DAB lawmaker Elizabeth Quat is urging young people not to be intimidated by the unscrupulous sales tactics employed by some fitness and beauty-treatment centres. She issued the warning after revealing that she'd received a complaint from one young woman who had been coerced into signing a gym membership contract costing more than HK$100,000. The woman claimed staff threatened to disclose her personal information and take legal action if she failed to pay up. Quat told Iris Yeung that young people are seen as easy targets for aggressive sales practices:
Huawei extradition case in ‘waiting mode’   Listenfacebook
Canada's ambassador to China has been given access to detained Canadian businessman Michael Spavor, six days after he was arrested in Liaoning. Ambassador John McCallum met Spavor on Sunday. McCallum met ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig on Friday. Both were detained last Monday in apparent retaliation for the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on charges that she'd misled banks about the tech company's business dealings in Iran. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called the detention of the Canadian citizens unlawful and urged their release. Mike Weeks asked China specialist Mark O'Neill for his assessment of Meng’s case:
Fed expected to raise US interest rates again this week   Listenfacebook
With growing signs that the US economy is facing tougher head winds, President Trump has grown increasingly vocal about interest rate policy. The US leader told Reuters last week that another rate hike would be "foolish" and then told Fox News that "hopefully the Fed won't be raising interest rates anymore." But given the pressure exerted by Trump on the Federal Reserve, can it now afford not to raise US interest rates on Wednesday? RTHK’s Washington-based economics correspondent Barry Wood says no. He spoke to Mike Weeks:
Operation Santa Claus 2018: HK Children’s Skin Foundation   Listenfacebook
One of the 13 beneficiaries of this year's Operation Santa Claus campaign is the Hong Kong Children’s Skin Foundation, which offers specialised services to a small group of youngsters who endure a life of pain. Phil Whelan visited the Prince of Wales Hospital to meet the foundation’s chairman, plastic surgeon Dr Tor Chiu: