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

2019-08-27
Tuesday

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Police defend gun-wielding officers   Listenfacebook
The police have accused anti-government protesters of plunging Hong Kong into chaos again, after more than a week of calm and free of tear gas was shattered at the weekend. Senior officers said on Monday that "rioters" are now resorting to deadly weapons as they defended their colleagues who drew their guns during violence in Tsuen Wan on Sunday night. Timmy Sung reports:
Protesters dispersed in Sham Shui Po and Wong Tai Sin   Listenfacebook
Protesters took to the streets of Sham Shui Po and Wong Tai Sin on Monday night, as a weekend of conflict extended into the working week. Janice Wong has the details:
State media flak ‘did not prompt’ MTR to close stations   Listenfacebook
Transport Secretary Frank Chan says the MTR Corporation's decision to close stations in the areas where marches were held at the weekend had nothing to do with criticism from state media. The move upset many residents, and some of them accused the authorities of trying to turn the public against protesters. Damon Pang has that story:
G7 pledges support for HK’s high degree of autonomy   Listenfacebook
Leaders of the G7 group of industrial nations have given their backing to Hong Kong's autonomy under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration. In a statement at the end of a summit in the French city of Biarritz, they also appealed for calm and the avoidance of violence in the SAR. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the G7 nations want a stable Hong Kong. Mike Weeks asked Executive Councillor and New People’s Party chairwoman Regina Ip if she welcomed the statement:
Parents urged to teach peace and respect to their children   Listenfacebook
A government-appointed committee promoting co-operation between parents and schools has stressed the need for social workers to play a role in preventing school bullying. In a joint statement issued on Monday with 15 parent-teacher associations, the Committee on Home-School Co-operation also urged parents to teach their children to be peaceful and respect one another and to reject online calls to bully those whose parents are police officers. The committee's chairman, Henry Tong, spoke to Wendy Wong: