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


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John Tsang to stand for Chief Executive   Listenfacebook
Former Financial Secretary John Tsang has declared he's running for Chief Executive, saying he doesn't want to hear people talk about leaving Hong Kong anymore. As Priscilla Ng reports, Tsang says he hopes to bring back trust, hope and unity to what has become a fragmented SAR:
“None” of CE candidates measure up for pan-democrats   Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's top representative in the National People's Congress, Rita Fan, says the former chief secretary, Carrie Lam - who is running against John Tsang for Chief Executive - has the ability, determination and the heart to heal Hong Kong's social divide. Speaking at the Liaison Office's Lunar New Year reception, Fan said she couldn’t see Tsang doing that, although she called him “a nice guy”. She also said “if someone did not manage to become the Chief Executive that is actually a blessing in disguise.” Mike Weeks asked former legislator and Democratic Party stalwart Emily Lau what she made of Fan’s cryptic remark:
Tsang “tainted” in Beijing’s eyes   Listenfacebook
RTHK's China analyst Mark O'Neill says coverage in newspapers on the mainland and the pro-Beijing press in Hong Kong shows the central government's clear preference is for former chief secretary Carrie Lam to succeed CY Leung as Chief Executive. He told Annemarie Evans about Beijing’s misgivings about John Tsang:
Tall order for Trump to get America behind him   Listenfacebook
The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States will get underway in Washington on Friday. And although always a widely followed affair, there can almost never have been an inauguration as closely watched as this one, nor one that's been boycotted by so many people. Jim Malone is the Voice of America's National Correspondent. Mike Weeks asked him which Trump will show up at the inauguration – the pugnacious businessman on display last week at his press conference, or the statesman trying to unite a divided country that was seen in the immediate aftermath of his election:
Dozens missing after avalanche buries Italian hotel   Listenfacebook
Rescuers are continuing to search for survivors of an avalanche that smashed into a hotel in central Italy. At least four people were killed, though more than 30 are missing. Ian Pooler asked Europe correspondent Peter Anderson if it’s known what caused the avalanche: