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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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Police urged to leave medical staff out of their search for activists   Listenfacebook
The police have come under fire from dozens of members of the committee that elects the Chief Executive. They came out on Sunday to back new allegations that officers listened in to nurses' conversations and even tried to bully one nurse at a public hospital into giving information about a patient who was injured during the violent clashes in Admiralty a week and a half ago. Candice Wong reports:
Record protest ‘shows’ lack of trust in Capo and IPCC   Listenfacebook
Policing was the focus of the sole anti-extradition demonstration staged over the weekend. More than 400 people joined the Civil Human Rights Front event outside the Legislative Council on Sunday night to demand that the police be held accountable for what the front says was the excessive use of force by some officers in subduing protesters over the past two weeks, especially during the mass unrest of 12 June. Officials have urged anyone who has a complaint to make a report to Capo - the Complaints Against Police Office - and the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC). But the front’s spokeswoman, Bonnie Leung, told Candice Wong the record march four days after the violence in Admiralty shows the public no longer trusts the established complaints mechanism:
Xi ‘tremendously unhappy’ with Carrie Lam   Listenfacebook
The mass anti-extradition protests in Hong Kong seem to have caught Beijing as much off guard as the Hong Kong government. But how are they being viewed by the central leadership, particularly President Xi Jinping as he gets set to meet the US leader, Donald Trump, at this week's G20 summit in Osaka? Mike Weeks asked China specialist, professor Willy Lam what Xi would make of the performance of Carrie Lam and her administration over the extradition bill:
Top officials use protest lull to appeal for unity   Listenfacebook
Top officials in Carrie Lam’s administration took their appeals for calm online on Sunday amid a lull in the mass protests against its now-suspended extradition bill. The Chief Secretary, Matthew Cheung, and several other ministers used their blog posts to call for unity, as Damon Pang reports:
Carrie Lam urged to reform Exco following bill debacle   Listenfacebook
Liberal Party leader Felix Chung has urged Chief Executive Carrie Lam to reform her executive council by including more opposition voices in the wake of the political crisis brought on by the extradition bill. He made the appeal as student leaders revealed they are planning more protest actions to put pressure on the government. Iris Yeung reports:
Students try to enlist Pope’s support in anti-extradition row   Listenfacebook
Two local catholic students had a rare opportunity over the weekend to meet Pope Francis during a youth forum in Rome, and they took advantage by trying to convince the pontiff to join their cause in opposing the extradition bill. Cecil Wong has details:
Still risk of war as Gulf tensions de-escalate   Listenfacebook
US National Security Adviser John Bolton has warned Iran not to mistake US prudence and discretion for weakness. He was referring to President Trump’s revelation on Friday that he’d called off a military strike to retaliate for Iran’s downing of an unmanned US drone out of concern it would have been a disproportionate response. Trump said on Sunday he's not seeking war with Tehran after a senior Iranian military commander warned any conflict in the Gulf region could spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of American troops. So with tensions still seemingly at boiling point, should the world be seriously worried about war breaking out between the US and Iran? Mike Weeks asked RTHK’s Washington correspondent, Barry Wood: