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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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Cantopop star’s flu vaccine claim rejected   Listenfacebook
Medical experts have rushed to dispel rumours about flu vaccines being useless or even dangerous, after a Cantopop singer warned parents that the jabs on offer "create super viruses." Maggie Ho reports:
Police deny persecuting Snowden asylum seekers   Listenfacebook
A group of Canadian lawyers has accused the Hong Kong police of persecuting a group of asylum seekers who helped NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden when he was in hiding in the SAR in 2013. But the force has denied any wrongdoing, as Richard Pyne reports:
Government backers foil move to summon Teresa Cheng   Listenfacebook
The pro-government camp has been accused of filibustering to prevent a vote on summoning the Justice Secretary, Teresa Cheng, to answer lawmaker’s questions over the huge illegal improvements at her homes and the way she's dealt with the scandal. In the end no vote was taken on Thursday on the motion tabled by the head of the pan-democrat camp, Charles Mok. That means in practical terms it is no longer effective. He told Priscilla Ng why:
Little change in confidence in One Country Two Systems   Listenfacebook
A think-tank headed by Executive Councillor Ronny Tong says the people of Hong Kong still have confidence in One Country Two Systems. But the Path of Democracy's biannual poll found there had been a slight drop off compared with six months ago. It said the independence rating for the SAR's judiciary had also fallen a bit, but not enough to suggest people are losing confidence in its autonomy. Professor Sung Yun-wing is the governor of the Path of Democracy. Mike Weeks asked him exactly how much confidence in the One Country Two Systems has fallen in the past six months:
Watchdog pushes harder for mandatory cooling off   Listenfacebook
The Consumer Council says it's carrying out a study of mandatory cooling-off periods for fitness and beauty service contracts in a bid to start an informed debate on the matter. It says although the total number of complaints against the beauty industry dropped seven percent in 2017 to about 1,100, dissatisfaction with prepayment purchases rose significantly. Overall, the consumer watchdog received nearly 25,000 complaints last year, a slight decrease from 2016. Gilly Wong is the council's chief executive. Ian Pooler asked her what’s being done about the problem: