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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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Separate housing market ‘needed’ for HK people  Listenfacebook
The founder of the Centaline Property agency has called for the creation of a separate housing market for Hong Kong residents, where property prices aren’t distorted by overseas capital and investors. Shih Wing-ching was speaking to RTHK after the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, said the government would explore other policies if current measures to cool the property market fail. But Mr Shih told Annemarie Evans those measures have already failed:
Green groups say country park development is already policy  Listenfacebook
Environmentalists boycotted a consultation meeting this week with the Housing Society on developing the peripheries of country parks, saying it's clear the government has already made up its mind that this is a good idea. The Housing Society has been asked by the administration to look into the possibility of building public flats on the fringes of Tai Lam and Ma On Shan country parks. The Conservancy Association was among the green groups which declined the society’s invitation to meet. Roy Ng - a campaign manager for the association – told Mike Weeks that attending would have been taken as tacit endorsement of the development of country parks:
Fears for brother’s safety keep Liu Xia from Liu Xiaobo’s memorial  Listenfacebook
The wife of Liu Xiaobo, Liu Xia, is not going to Friday’s memorial service in Berlin to mark the first anniversary of the death of China's Nobel Peace Prize winner. That's according to Tenchi Martin Liao, president of the Independent Chinese PEN Centre, who was among a group of friends who met Mrs Liu in Berlin this week. RTHK's Chow Man-tai is also in the German capital. Mike Weeks asked him whether he was surprised by Liu Xia’s decision:
Trump’s UK visit rocked by criticism of Brexit plan  Listenfacebook
President Trump says British Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for Brexit will kill any prospect of a future trade deal with the US. His comments were published as he sat down to a dinner with the Prime Minister and dozens of UK business leaders at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire and are likely to overshadow the rest of his two-day visit to Britain. They were released after the UK government published detailed plans for its future trading relations with the European Union. Ian Pooler asked RTHK’s London-based correspondent Peter Anderson whether trade talks with the US are a big factor driving how the UK government is handling Trump’s visit:
Fung denies quitting ADPL so he can stand as an independent  Listenfacebook
Veteran politician Frederick Fung announced on Thursday that he's quitting the party he co-founded three decades ago. But his departure from the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood has fuelled speculation that he would run in the Legislative Council by-election for Kowloon West, in November, as an independent. Ian Pooler asked him whether that was true and if he intended standing as an independent to bypass any pan-democrat primary for the by-election: