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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


Now playing: Contempt proceedings over Brexit legal advice
Selected audio segments:
HK ‘falling short’ of its obligations to tackle climate change   Listenfacebook
The UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, has warned an international climate summit in Poland that the world is way off-course in its plan to limit climate change. He told heads of state and government that they are still not doing enough or moving fast enough to head off catastrophe. The wildlife television presenter, David Attenborough, also issued a dire warning at the conference. He talked of the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world if we don’t take greater action to tackle climate change. These views are supported by CarbonCare Innolab, a Hong Kong NGO that will attend the climate talks next Week. The group's research director, John Sayer, told Ian Pooler why:
Chu Hoi-dick’s removal from Legco extremely unlikely: Ronny Tong   Listenfacebook
There are now growing concerns that Chu Hoi-dick of Land Justice League could be disqualified as a lawmaker after he was barred from running in an upcoming village election because of his views on self-determination and Hong Kong independence. The pro-democracy camp has pledged support for Chu. The group’s convenor, Claudia Mo, said the government is now going all-out to force the opposition into submission. Mike Weeks asked executive councillor Ronny Tong for his reaction to Mo’s accusation:
Trial told there was no misunderstanding over launch of Occupy Central   Listenfacebook
One of the three co-founders of the 2014 Occupy movement, Chan Kin-man, has told the District Court that there was no misunderstanding between the trio and student leaders on announcing the start of the civil-disobedience pro-democracy campaign. Timmy Sung reports:
Jury in Edward Leung retrial told to put political views aside   Listenfacebook
A prosecution lawyer has reminded the jury in the retrial on riot charges of prominent localist Edward Leung and three others to forget about what they know about the protest that erupted into violence in Mong Kok in 2016. Leung was jailed this summer after being found guilty of a separate riot offence, but jurors failed to reach a majority verdict on the second charge. The case was then brought before the High Court. Wendy Wong reports:
Contempt proceedings over Brexit legal advice   Listenfacebook
In Britain, MPs from six parties - including Labour, the SNP and the Democratic Unionists - have launched contempt of Parliament proceedings to force the UK's chief law officer to disclose his legal advice to the government on Brexit in full. This comes after the Attorney General Geoffrey Cox published an overview of his advice, in which he said the UK would be "indefinitely committed" to EU customs rules if Brexit trade talks broke down. Mike Weeks asked London-based correspondent Gavin Grey what the Attorney General had told Parliament:
Former top culture official mourned   Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive and other top officials have expressed their sorrow over the death of a former under-secretary for Home Affairs, Florence Hui. She was only 44 years old and was reported to have been suffering from breast cancer. Robert Kemp reports: