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

2019-08-20
Tuesday

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CE urged to build on a weekend of peace   Listenfacebook
Pan-democrat lawmakers have called on Carrie Lam's administration to build on the peace demonstrated by the hundreds of thousands of people who took part in mass rallies at the weekend. They said the estimated 1.7 million who turned out for Sunday's rally on Hong Kong Island shows how determined many of the people of Hong Kong are to see the government start acting on the five demands of the anti-extradition movement and to bring an end to 11 weeks of turmoil. Civic Party lawmaker Kwok Ka-ki says the Chief Executive should grab this golden opportunity to reach out to the public:
Anti-extradition protesters warn of more protests   Listenfacebook
A group of anti-extradition demonstrators is also stepping up the pressure on the Chief Executive, warning that protests will continue until Carrie Lam addresses their demands. Jimmy Choi reports:
Cycle of escalating violence ‘broken’ on Sunday   Listenfacebook
Lawyer Antony Dapiran told RTHK that Sunday’s rally broke the cycle of escalating violence from both protesters and police. But the author of 'City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong' said it’s difficult to predict how the leaderless anti-extradition protest movement will resolve itself. He told Mike Weeks that whether the protests turn violent again will depend on the government’s response and the police handling of demonstrations:
Beijing accused of targeting HK protests with disinformation   Listenfacebook
Twitter and Facebook have accused Beijing of using fake accounts to target the Hong Kong protests, and have removed pages and accounts. It's believed to be the first time the social media giants have tackled coordinated disinformation from the mainland. Sean Kennedy has more:
More carrots and sticks needed for plastics-free campaign   Listenfacebook
The Environment Protection Department says the public have saved 1.2 million sets of disposable tableware at more than 700 restaurants under a two-month programme it launched in June. Customers receive a sticker if they order takeaway food without getting plastic cutlery. They can redeem a reusable stainless steel cutlery set upon the collection of six stickers. Mike Weeks asked Greenpeace campaigner, Bonnie Tang, if the programme so far can be considered a success:
Free movement of Europeans to UK to end with October   Listenfacebook
The UK government has announced that in the event of a no deal Brexit on October 31, citizens of the European Union would immediately lose their automatic right to live and work in Britain. Under the previous government's plans, freedom of movement would have continued for a limited period, but that has now changed. Ian Pooler asked UK correspondent Peter Anderson if this means all Europeans living and working in Britain will be thrown out at the end of October if no new Brexit deal is agreed: