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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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Banks hit with huge fines for not fulfill listing obligations   Listenfacebook
The Securities and Futures Commission has fined four major investment banks more than HK$780 million for flouting listing rules when they helped three companies go public in Hong Kong. UBS was slapped with the biggest penalty, as Wendy Wong reports:
Mortgage case ‘highlights’ the real concerns over rendition easing   Listenfacebook
Democratic Party legislator James To says the jailing of a Hong Kong man on the mainland over a mortgage dispute in the SAR shows people are right to be worried about plans to make it easier to extradite people from the territory. To says he's hoping to help get the man freed. Timmy Sung has the details:
Nobel nomination gives a boost to HK school strike on climate change   Listenfacebook
Schoolchildren in Hong Kong are joining a global strike on Friday against climate change. They will take part in a march, starting at 11am in Chater Garden in Central and ending at the government's Tamar headquarters. The action was inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who staged a strike last August at the Swedish parliament and has been missing lessons most Fridays since to press for action to tackle global warming. The 16-year-old was nominated on Thursday for the Nobel Peace Prize by three members of Norway's parliament. Janice Wong asked an organiser of the Hong Kong climate change strike, Elisa Hirn, how big an inspiration Thunberg has been:
Battle on to save corner tong lau   Listenfacebook
The Antiquities Advisory Board hopes to save an 86-year-old tenement building in Sham Shui Po from the wrecking ball after designating the three-storey block a grade-two historic building. The grading doesn't give the structure any legal protection and only suggests that efforts should be made to "selectively preserve" it. Officials confirmed that the owner of the block, at the intersection of Castle Peak and Fat Tseung roads, does plan to demolish it, but said the new grading means the government can now at least try to save part of the structure. So, what's so special about this building? Ian Pooler asked Yu Ka-sing, an assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong's architecture faculty:
CU hopes battery will break lithium-ion stranglehold   Listenfacebook
Researchers from the Chinese University claim to have designed a new kind of re-chargeable battery that's both cheaper and better than the ubiquitous lithium-ion battery. It uses oxygen and potassium biphenyl instead, which they said creates a cheaper and more stable product and can be used to store renewable energy. Professor Lu Yi-chun, from the university's department of mechanical and automation engineering, told Joanne Wong why their discovery is so significant: