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

2019-01-22
Tuesday

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Cleaner arrested after window kills tourist   Listenfacebook
A visitor from the mainland was killed after being hit by a window which fell from the 16th floor of a hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui on Monday morning. The 24-year-old woman from Guangdong had arrived in Hong Kong just a few hours earlier. As Candice Wong reports, a cleaner at The Mira hotel on Nathan Road has been arrested:
Sexual harassment ‘really high' at HK universities  Listenfacebook
The Equal Opportunities Commission has called on universities to take action to stop sexual harassment. That's after almost a quarter of university students it spoke to said they had been harassed in the 12 months up to April last year. But only a fraction of them came forward to complain. Ferrick Chu is the EOC’s acting Chief Operations Officer. Mike Weeks asked him about the findings of the watchdog’s survey:
HK urged to use organised crime laws to go after wildlife traffickers   Listenfacebook
Conservationists are urging Hong Kong authorities to use tougher laws to punish wildlife smugglers. The Hong Kong Wildlife Trade Working Group says prosecuting traffickers under the Organised and Serious Crimes Ordinance would empower authorities to go after those behind networks poaching and smuggling endangered species. The recommendation is part of a report that, for the first time, details the extent and criminality of the illegal trade in Hong Kong. Sam Inglis is the Environment Research Manager at ADM Capital Foundation, which is part of the working group. Ian Pooler asked him just how bad the illegal trade is in Hong Kong:
IMF cuts growth forecast as China's expansion slows   Listenfacebook
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has warned policy-makers around the world to stand ready to tackle an economic downturn. She was speaking as the IMF cut its forecast for global growth to 3.5 percent this year from 3.7 percent in 2018. It also warned of increased uncertainty in the outlook for growth, expressing concern over China's performance. On Monday, China posted annual growth of 6.6 percent last year, the slowest in almost three decades. GDP growth in the final quarter was 6.4 percent. But the head of the National Bureau of Statistics said the figures were expected amid global uncertainties and the trade war with the United States. Iris Pang, the Chief China Economist at ING Wholesale Banking, told Altis Wong there is a silver lining in the country's slowing economic growth:
Muslim autonomy vote held in Mindanao   Listenfacebook
Voting is underway in the southern Philippines in a referendum on whether to create a new Muslim autonomous region in volatile provinces on the southern island of Mindanao. Two cities are voting first, with other areas set to follow on February 6. RTHK's Manila correspondent Alan Robles told Jim Gould that the plebiscite is being seen as helping to rectify years of injustice against the country's Muslim minority: