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


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Frankly Chu convicted of assaulting Occupy protest bystander  Listenfacebook
Retired police superintendent Frankly Chu has been found guilty of assaulting a pedestrian in Mong Kok three years ago, at the height of the Occupy protests. He'll be sentenced later this month. Maggie Ho reports.
‘Adequate’ prison terms handed out over beauty clinic death  Listenfacebook
Federation of Trade Unions Lawmaker Alice Mak says the jail sentences meted out to the founder of the DR beauty clinic and a technician were heavy enough to show that justice has been done. A 46-year-old woman died in 2012 after being given experimental beauty treatment at their clinic. Founder Stephen Chow was sentenced to 12 years behind bars, while technician Chan Kwun-chung got ten years. Mak – who has been helping the victim's family – told RTHK’s Annemarie Evans that it was disappointing that the government has taken a long time to regulate the beauty trade:
Green groups join hands with packaged drink manufacturers to tackle waste   Listenfacebook
Twenty-seven groups, including NGOs and key players from the beverage, retail and waste sectors, have joined forces to tackle the problem of waste from single-use drinks packaging. The working group says urgent action is needed to reduce the nearly 550 tonnes of waste from plastic bottles, cardboard drink boxes, aluminium cans and glass bottles that end up in landfills every day. They have commissioned a consultant to draw up potential solutions, and will release a report in mid-2018. Edwin Lau from the Green Earth is one of the working group participants. Cecil Wong asked him how significant it is for green groups to work with manufacturers and retailers of packaged drinks:
Regional exchanges planned to boost skills of local nurses  Listenfacebook
The University of Hong Kong's School of Nursing has signed an agreement with 13 other nursing schools in the region, to foster greater education and cultural exchanges. HKU says by joining with other schools in the Southeast and East Asian Nursing Education and Research Network, its students will have more opportunities to learn about countries with limited healthcare resources and apply these lessons here in Hong Kong. Professor Lin Chia-chin heads HKU's School of Nursing. Ian Pooler first asked her which countries have signed up to the agreement: