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


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Occupy founders will appeal their convictions   Listenfacebook
The lawyer representing Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man and Chu Yiu-ming says the co-founders of the Occupy movement will appeal their convictions on public nuisance charges as well as the 16-month sentences handed down on Wednesday to Tai and Chan. Chu, the oldest of the three, was spared jail by the District Court over his role in the 2014 democracy protests. Two of the other so-called Occupy leaders were also jailed, although in total four of those convicted earlier this month over the civil disobedience movement avoided prison. Wendy Wong reports:
Shiu Ka-chun’s jailing likely to again shake-up Legco   Listenfacebook
The only one of the nine Occupy leaders who wasn't sentenced on Wednesday was Civic Party lawmaker Tanya Chan. The decision on her fate was adjourned after the court was told she has just been diagnosed with a brain tumour and needs urgent surgery. As Priscilla Ng reports, there's also the burning question of whether her Legislative Council colleague, Shiu Ka-chun, will be able to keep his seat after he was sentenced to eight months in prison:
Supporters demand release of Occupy four   Listenfacebook
The four jailed Occupy Central leaders were sent to the Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. More than 100 people gathered outside the prison facility on Wednesday night to demand their release. Many held candles and wore yellow T-shirts declaring “I was not incited”. They said the four protesters did not deserve jail time because they were simply striving for a better and democratic Hong Kong. But others felt they escaped too lightly. Maggie Ho has more on the reaction to the sentencing in the Occupy trial:
Ronny Tong urges HK to move on from Occupy divisions   Listenfacebook
Reaction to the sentences handed down in the Occupy trial fell pretty much along expected lines. The pro-democracy camp said they had dealt a blow to the basic freedoms of Hong Kong people, while the pro-government camp said they were too light. Robert Chow - from the Silent Majority for Hong Kong - said his group would ask the government to seek stiffer sentences. Janice Wong asked Executive Councillor and barrister Ronny Tong what he thought of the punishment meted out:
2020 rail fare rises put back   Listenfacebook
Next year's proposed MTR fare hikes will take effect later than expected. They were originally due in January, but have now been postponed until April. Ian Pooler asked Richard Tsoi - the spokesman for the Coalition to Monitor Public Transport and Utilities – if he welcomed the news:
UK warned over giving Huawei the green light on 5G   Listenfacebook
The United States has warned Britain over its willingness to allow Huawei to help build the UK's new 5G network. It said it - and other allies - regarded the telecoms firm as a security threat because of its links to China's government. The British government is said to have given the go ahead for Huawei to build some "non-core" parts of the UK's 5G data network, despite some senior ministers warning of the security risk. Annemarie Evans asked London correspondent Gavin Grey if Prime Minister Theresa May's government was at all united on this: