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


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CUHK professor charged with killing wife and daughter  Listenfacebook
A medicine faculty member at the Chinese University, Professor Khaw Kim-sun, appeared in court on Monday on suspicion of murdering his wife and 16-year-old daughter. The victims were found dead in a car of carbon-monoxide poisoning two years ago. Candice Wong reports:
Court explains harsher sentencing of activists  Listenfacebook
The Court of Appeal has explained in detail why 13 activists who had been spared jail were slapped with prison terms for storming the Legislative Council complex three years ago. The court says the magistrate had "erred in law and principle" and given too much weight to their motive in the original ruling. Maggie Ho reports:
Watchdog says police wrong to put expat on wanted list  Listenfacebook
The police watchdog says it has substantiated a complaint made by an expatriate who was put on a 'wanted list' over a dispute about missing furniture. The man was arrested as he tried to fly out of Hong Kong. Timmy Sung reports:
Scholar says citizens’ movements bring about positive change  Listenfacebook
A Los Angeles-based scholar says citizens’ movements can have a significant impact on bringing improvements in a city. Professor Gottlieb is founder and former director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College and is visiting Hong Kong to promote a new book. He told Ian Pooler that major cities across the world face similar sustainability issues, but can learn from each other in areas such as combating air pollution, improving water quality, and restructuring the food system:
Taiwan activist pleads guilty to state subversion  Listenfacebook
A Taiwanese activist has pleaded guilty to subverting state power during a trial on the mainland. It was the first time Lee Ming-che had been seen in public since the community-college teacher went missing on a trip there in March. Altis Wong reports: