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

2015-09-04

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70 years on China and Japan’s roles have reversed, academic says  Listenfacebook
President Xi Jinping has presided over a massive military parade to mark 70 years since Japan's defeat in World War II. Over 10,000 troops marched through Tiananmen Square accompanied by tanks and intercontinental ballistic missiles. But despite the show of might, President Xi insisted China would not use its power to dominate. He also announced that the country's 2.3 million-strong military would be cut by 300,000. Ian Pooler asked Baptist University political scientist, Professor Jean-Pierre Cabestan, how this message of peace tallied with Thursday’s huge military display in Beijing:
Ronny Tong upbeat about prospect for more talks with mainland officials  Listenfacebook
Three pan-democrat politicians from Hong Kong were among those invited to Beijing to attend the 70th anniversary commemorations. They are healthcare sector lawmaker Joseph Lee, Democratic Party member Tik Chi-yuen and former Civic Party stalwart Ronny Tong. All of them are considered moderate members of the pan-democratic camp. Mr Tong said he managed to meet central government officials, including Zhang Xiaoming , director of Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong, while he was in Beijing. Mike Weeks asked Mr Tong how the meeting went:
Jockey Club expects up to 70,000 to show up for season opener  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong’s horse racing season begins on Sunday in Shatin, with ten races on the card for opening day, including the Chief Executive’s cup. Atom Cheung asked the Executive Manager of Racing at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Patrick Cummings, about the rundown for the opening day: