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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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Regina Ip set to unveil election platform   Listenfacebook
New People's Party chairwoman has joined retired judge Woo Kwok-hing in announcing she will stand for Chief Executive in March. Regina Ip will unveil her election platform and resign from the Executive Council on Thursday. She has not yet divulged if enacting national security legislation will be among her top priorities. But as Altis Wong reports, Hong Kong's former security chief was forced to step down in 2003 after the government's attempt to introduce anti-subversion laws sparked a massive protest:
Political reform tops Woo Kwok-Hing’s agenda   Listenfacebook
Retired judge Woo Kwok-hing says political reform will be his key priority if he's voted in as Chief Executive next March. He also says he won't be seeking to enact Article-23 national security legislation until Hong Kong’s legislature is more democratically elected. Priscilla Ng reports:
Another opposition Legco seat under threat   Listenfacebook
The Legislative Council has agreed to set up a committee to investigate alleged improper behaviour by Civic Passion lawmaker Cheng Chung-tai. Some in the pro-government camp say he brought disgrace to the council two months ago, when he turned tiny national and SAR flags that they'd brought into the chamber upside down. It is a serious accusation, as Cheng could join the Youngspiration politicians, Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus Leung, in losing his seat if two-thirds of lawmakers uphold it. DAB and House Committee chairwoman Starry Lee told Candice Wong that Cheng's antics should be investigated:
Fed ends era of super-low interest   Listenfacebook
The Federal Reserve has raised US interest rates for only the second time in more than a decade. It has - as expected - lifted its target rate by 25 basis points to between 0.5 and 0.75 percent. The chair of the US central bank, Janet Yellen, says America's economic fundamentals support higher borrowing rates. Francis Lun is the Chief Executive Officer of GEO Securities. Mike Weeks asked him if he was at all surprised by the decision:
Competition Commission to take complaints to court next year  Listenfacebook
The Competition Commission says it has received some 1,900 complaints and inquiries since the Competition Ordinance came into effect one year ago. Although only about a dozen in-depth investigations were launched as a result, the commission says it's making good progress with its work. Maggie Ho reports:
Urban planning “needs” to be more pedestrian focused   Listenfacebook
Civic Exchange has urged the government to start prioritizing pedestrians over vehicles in urban planning. The think tank made the call in releasing a study detailing why busy districts like Central and Kwun Tong are not pedestrian-friendly. Maura Wong is the group's CEO. Ian Pooler asked her how bad the situation is: