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


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Beijing to respond to continuing unrest in HK   Listenfacebook
The State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office will hold an unprecedented press conference in Beijing on Monday to give “its stance and views” on the anti-extradition crisis in Hong Kong that’s now entered its eighth week. Alex Price reports:
Dozens injured in 7th weekend of mass protests   Listenfacebook
The unprecedented move by the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office came amid Sunday night's clashes between police and protesters near its liaison office in western. Sixteen people were injured and nearly 50 arrested as riot police and anti-extradition protesters fought pitched battles for a second night running on the streets of Hong Kong. Wendy Wong has the details:
HK turning into police state: Fernando Cheung   Listenfacebook
Labour Party lawmaker Fernando Cheung was in Sheung Wan on Sunday night and tried to negotiate between police and protesters. He spoke to RTHK's Joanne Wong as the battle between police and protesters in the western districts of Hong Kong Island continued:
Beijing expected to stand firm on HK unrest  Listenfacebook
Monday’s press conference by the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office in Beijing is the first such intervention by China’s top policy office on the SAR since it was founded in 1997. China analyst Mark O’Neill says it shows the importance the Central government places on the unrest in the territory. But he told Mike Weeks he doesn’t believe the briefing will address the causes of the crisis in Hong Kong:
Beijing ‘may announce military exercise in HK’   Listenfacebook
The chairman of The Professional Commons, Paul Zimmerman, says Beijing may announce a large scale military exercise in Hong Kong at its news conference on Monday to demonstrate its capabilities on the ground. It comes after the seventh weekend of mass protests and violence in Hong Kong. Zimmerman had appealed for peace ahead of the Yuen Long anti-violence march on Saturday. But that didn't happen. Hugh Chiverton asked him who was to blame:
US downplays hopes for trade talks in Shanghai   Listenfacebook
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are due in Shanghai on Tuesday to meet with Vice Premier Liu He. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said they will “continue negotiations aimed at improving the trade relationship between the United States and China,” covering a range of issues. This comes as US economic growth slowed less than expected in the second quarter. Mike Weeks asked Barry Wood - RTHK’s Washington-based international economics correspondent - if anything has changed since the last deal the US and China had apparently agreed was rejected at the final hour: