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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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Oregon college shooting the 40th US school shooting this year  Listenfacebook
US President Barack Obama has again called for a change in gun laws after the latest mass shooting in the United States. At least 13 people were killed and up to 20 injured in the shooting at a community college in Oregon. Police confirmed the shooter is among the dead. Mike Weeks asked RTHK’s US correspondent Daniel Rentjes for more on this latest gun carnage:
HK expecting first panda birth within a week  Listenfacebook
Giant panda Ying Ying is pregnant, and may give birth to Hong Kong's first panda cub within a week. The unexpected announcement from Ocean Park comes after years of failed efforts to impregnate Ying Ying. A breeding programme in Sichuan, which she was sent to in February, appears to have done the trick. Suzanne Gendron is Ocean Park's Executive Director of Zoological Operations and Education. Ian Pooler asked her about for Ying Ying’s condition:
CE’s National Day address an attempt to unite HK  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive, CY Leung, has told a National Day reception that all Hong Kong people need to gain a "comprehensive understanding" of China's development from "different perspectives." He said politicians and young people in particular need to keep up with China's rapid development, "both for the good of the country and for their own careers." Ian Pooler asked a political scientist at Baptist University, Professor Jean-Pierre Cabestan, for his assessment of the chief executive’s address:
Professionals stage protest on National Day  Listenfacebook
National Day in Hong Kong was marked by a number of protests - one of which was held by a group of black-clad professionals. Around a hundred members of a new group called "Defend Hong Kong" rallied outside the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower against what they say is the erosion of Hong Kong's core values. Edward Chin is one of the organizers of the group, and is also the convenor of a support group of financial professionals who backed the Occupy democracy movement. Mike Weeks asked him why he and and other organisers have joined hands to form this new group:
Wales get one foot in World Cup quarter-finals  Listenfacebook
Wales have gone top of Pool A in the Rugby World Cup after a 23-13 victory over Fiji. The result means Wales will be guaranteed a place in the quarterfinals should England lose to Australia on Saturday. RTHK's Rugby World Cup correspondent Justin Sampson spoke to Atom Cheung about the action in Cardiff.