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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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Carrie Lam rejects US report on Beijing’s involvement in HK   Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, has rejected criticism in a US Congressional report over Beijing's involvement in Hong Kong affairs. The document urges Washington to consider whether Hong Kong should remain a separate customs area from the mainland with freedoms here under threat. Wendy Wong has more:
Private healthcare bill hailed as a milestone   Listenfacebook
The chairman of the advocacy group, Patients' Voice, Alex Lam, has hailed the passing of legislation to regulate private healthcare facilities as a milestone for Hong Kong. The new law requires private hospitals, clinics and health service organisations to hire a chief executive to take responsibility for medical procedures performed there. They will also have to make their charges more transparent and will be subject to a new complaint system. But Lam told AnneMarie Evans there are still areas for improvement:
E-mail ‘remains’ weak link in cyber security   Listenfacebook
A series of major data breaches in recent weeks have led to growing concerns about cyber security in Hong Kong. Personal information on more than nine million Cathay Pacific passengers, including ID card and passport details, was stolen in a series of cyberattacks on the airline. And just last week, HSBC’s PayMe peer-to-peer payment service was breached with illegal transactions totalling around HK$100,000. So what’s going wrong? Ian Pooler asked Dr Hugh Thompson, an internet security expert from Cyber security firm Symantec, if recent data breaches are isolated cases or very visible parts of a growing trend:
May insists she’ll see Brexit plan through   Listenfacebook
The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has appealed for her Conservative Party to get behind her Brexit deal, saying she believes with every fibre of her body it's the right one. On a day in which she lost another Brexit minister - one of several to resign - May told a news conference she was standing by her deal and would see it through. Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg and other leading Brexiteers are threatening to launch a no confidence motion in the Prime Minister. But is anyone now really willing to challenge May to take on the mantle of having to sort out the Brexit chaos? Mike Weeks asked London-based correspondent Gavin Grey:
Operation Santa Claus 2018: Hong Kong Federation of the Blind   Listenfacebook
Operation Santa Claus campaign, jointly organised by RTHK and the South China Morning Post will support 12 beneficiaries this year. One of them is the Hong Kong Federation of the Blind. Noreen Mir has been speaking to Lau Fat and Tony Shing from the group to find out how they will make good use of donations to help blind people in Hong Kong: