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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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14-year-old among 13 arrested over July 1 violence  Listenfacebook
Police have arrested 13 people, including a 14-year-old, over the violent protests in and around the Legislative Council on Monday, when the complex was stormed and vandalised. Mike Weeks has the details:
Eight detained for ‘doxxing’ police  Listenfacebook
Police revealed on Wednesday that eight people have been arrested for allegedly posting the personal information of officers online - an action known as "doxxing" - and attacking the force's websites. Police have complained about online bullying and harassment since the clearance of anti-extradition protesters from Admiralty on June 12, amid a hail of rubber bullets and clouds of tear gas. Timmy Sung reports:
Fake news ‘a symptom’ of political polarisation  Listenfacebook
Social media, online discussion forums and the encrypted messaging service, Telegram, have all played a key role in shaping the anti-extradition bill movement. Protesters brainstormed their ideas through these platforms before eventually putting them into action, for example by inviting people to go on a "picnic". But it also led to another problem: the spread of rumors or fake news at an incredible speed. This included a false report that police seized an injured protester from an ambulance. Media outlets have also been victimised. So how dangerous is fake news when emotions are running high? Ian Pooler asked Masato Kajimoto, from the University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre:
Tung claims Legco storming was orchestrated  Listenfacebook
Former Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa says the storming of the Legislative Council on Monday was orchestrated by a group of professionals. But Tung, who now carries the accolade of state leader as a vice-chairman of China's top advisory body, did not name the group or provide any other information. He did, though, claim that the teaching of liberal studies in Hong Kong schools was part of the problem, as Damon Pang reports:
Beijing urged to make genuine reforms to win over HK  Listenfacebook
A legal expert at Peking University says only by pushing genuine political reform in Hong Kong can Beijing win back the hearts and minds of people in the SAR. Candice Wong reports:
June home sales plunge by almost half from May  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong home sales fell sharply last month. The Land Registry said there there was a total of 6,200 deals in June. That's down a third year-on-year and 44 percent from May. That was the month that saw property prices return to the record highs of one year ago. The chairman of the Professional Property Services Group, Nicholas Brooke, told Damon Pang the plunge in transactions heralds a big price correction, at least in the short term, which will be magnified by the extradition bill turmoil: