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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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Lines drawn for March by-elections  Listenfacebook
Disqualified lawmaker Edward Yiu and NeoDemocrat Gary Fan will represent the pro-democracy camp in the Legislative Council by-elections for Kowloon West and New Territories East in March. They won the camp's primaries by a wide margin. The pro-establishment camp has also announced its candidates. Unionist Bill Tang will contest New Territories East, while his fellow DAB district councillor Vincent Cheng will stand against Yiu in Kowloon West. Damon Pang reports:
Tommy Cheung urges supporters to back primary winners  Listenfacebook
The New People's Party has announced that one of its district councillors, Judy Chan, hopes to stand against Demosisto's Agnes Chow for the Hong Kong Island seat made vacant by the disqualification of Demosisto chairman Nathan Law. The nomination period for the March 11th by-elections begins on Tuesday and ends on January the 29th. Former Chinese University student leader Tommy Cheung took part in the pro-democracy camp's primary election in a bid to run in New Territories East, but came third in the poll. Cheung told Mike Weeks he will now call on his supporters to back NeoDemocrat Gary Fan:
XRL fares unveiled  Listenfacebook
Fares have been announced for the Express Rail Link. And the Transport Secretary, Frank Chan, says he thinks people are going to find them attractive. Jimmy Choi has the details:
Woman held for insulting judge  Listenfacebook
Police arrested a woman on Monday on suspicion of contempt of court for allegedly making racist and insulting remarks against Indian-born principal magistrate Bina Chainrai. Alex Price reports:
Government urged to cut outsourcing of work  Listenfacebook
The Labour Party has called on the government to reduce the amount of outsourcing of public-service jobs amid concerns that lax monitoring has resulted in workers being exploited. Earlier this month, cleaners at a public housing estate in Cheung Sha Wan went on strike after their employer sacked and re-hired them in a new company it had formed, denying them severance and long-service payments. The Labour Party met Labour and Welfare Secretary Law Chi-kwong on Monday to discuss the issue. Unionist Lee Cheuk-yan is the party’s former chairman. Ian Pooler asked him how the meeting went: