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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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Many injured as police go after anti-government protesters   Listenfacebook
Hong Kong was again in a state of shock on Monday after a night of some of the worst and most widespread violence yet seen in two months of almost non-stop protests. There were bloody clashes between police, demonstrators, and white-shirted thugs all across the city - from the middle-class neighbourhood of Taikoo, to the back streets of Tsuen Wan, and the busy shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui. Images of bloodied protesters flooded TV screens, some from a controversial police operation in Causeway Bay. As Candice Wong reports, it wasn't just uniformed police who took part: many people were arrested with the help of men dressed exactly like the anti-government protesters:
Teargas fired in MTR station   Listenfacebook
There was more controversy across the harbour in Kowloon where witnesses said police fired tear gas and rubber bullets in the MTR station in Kwai Fong. Wendy Wong has that story:
White-shirted thugs reappear on the streets   Listenfacebook
In Tsim Sha Tsui, a policeman suffered burns after being hit by a petrol bomb apparently thrown by protesters, while a woman sustained a serious eye injury after apparently being hit by a police bean-bag round. There were also tense scenes in Tsuen Wan where a group of white-shirted men clashed with protesters and residents, throwing glass bottles at each other. Cecil Wong reports:
RTHK journalists attacked by mob in North Point  Listenfacebook
While unauthorised protests were once again held across Hong Kong , demonstrators on Sunday steered clear of North Point as groups of people who claimed to be defending the district from anti-government protesters roamed the streets. The mob instead turned their anger on the news crews covering their action. Two RTHK journalists were among at least four people attacked in North Point, including RTHK's Damon Pang, who gave an account of what happened:
‘Evidence mounting that mainland police deployed in HK’   Listenfacebook
A China specialist says Beijing’s tough line on the anti-extradition protests is unlikely to change. Willy lam says both the central government’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong and the SAR government have been instructed not to give ground to the protesters, with evidence now mounting that mainland police have been deployed in the SAR to back that up. He told Hugh Chiverton the police have stepped up their arrests and this may keep things under control:
Pessimism grows over US–China trade war   Listenfacebook
Goldman Sachs Group says fears the US-China trade war will lead to a recession are increasing and that it no longer expects a trade deal between the world’s two largest economies before the 2020 American presidential election. Mike Weeks asked RTHK’s Washington-based economics correspondent, Barry Wood, if he agreed with Goldman Sachs’ assessment: