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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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Student independence activists ‘not acting in HK’s interests’   Listenfacebook
Executive Councillor and barrister Ronny Tong says calls for independence are not in the interest of Hong Kong. The convenor of the Path of Democracy think tank told RTHK that Beijing will obviously be very concerned by the actions of two pro-independence student groups, which handed out flyers and stickers on Tuesday at some schools and MTR stations claiming "the only way to protect Hong Kong is to go independent". Tong said this shows the anxiety that seems to exist among some young people over political development in the SAR. Annemarie Evans asked him if such pro-independence action could now constitute a criminal offence:
Regina Ip warns of physical clashes in co-location debate   Listenfacebook
Debate resumes in the Legislative Council on Wednesday over the non-binding motion on the government’s plans for a co-located border at the Express Rail Link terminus in Kowloon. The Chief Executive said she's confident it will be passed before the day is out despite expected filibustering by opposition lawmakers. New People’s Party head Regina Ip warned that pan democrat disruption could lead to physical clashes. She also told Mike Weeks her views on student activists handing out pro-independence flyers at school:
HK football fans boo national anthem again   Listenfacebook
Pressure is likely to mount for the speedy introduction of national anthem legislation after some Hong Kong football fans again booed the March of the Volunteers. This time they tried to drown out the national anthem at the Hong Kong Stadium at the start of Tuesday's Asian Cup qualifier against Lebanon. Timmy Sung has the details:
Greenpeace calls for phasing out of plastic cutlery at fast food chains  Listenfacebook
Greenpeace has called on fast-food restaurants to phase out single-use plastics. The environmental group says these restaurants are giving out hundreds of thousands of disposable knives, forks, spoons and straws every day. And much of it either ends up in Hong Kong's landfills or despoiling its natural environment. Ian Pooler asked Greenpeace campaigner Andy Chu how big a problem the doling out of plastic cutlery is creating:
Operation Santa Claus 2017: Children’s Cancer Foundation  Listenfacebook
Operation Santa Claus - the annual charity campaign organised by RTHK and the South China Morning Post - will raise money for a number of charities this year. One of them is the Children’s Cancer Foundation. Radio 3’s Noreen Mir spoke to 10-year-old Sherman, a cancer patient, and Tammy Loy - professional services manager at the Children’s Cancer Foundation - about their Child Life Service, which aims to help children to cope with stress when receiving medical treatment: