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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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Emergency powers mulled as option to end extradition crisis   Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, is leaving open the possibility that her administration could invoke sweeping emergency powers to deal with the political crisis sparked by her bid to force through changes to the extradition laws. Lam said the government remains in control of the situation, but is duty-bound to look at all options. Jimmy Choi has the details:
Unions to rally in Central against CX dismissals   Listenfacebook
The Confederation of Trade Unions (CTU) has had its application to stage a demonstration at Cathay City at the airport rejected. Instead, the union group has been given approval to hold a rally on Wednesday evening at Edinburgh Place, in Central, to protest against the recent dismissal of staff by Cathay Pacific. Ian Pooler asked the CTU's chairwoman, Carol Ng, if the demonstration in front of City Hall would make up for not being allowed to protest at the airline’s headquarters:
Second night of confrontations in Sham Shui Po   Listenfacebook
Protesters took to the streets of Sham Shui Po for the second night in a row on Tuesday, forcing riot police to again clear the area. But this prompted yet more confrontations with residents, as Altis Wong reports:
Police dismiss suggestions that officers lack training   Listenfacebook
The police on Tuesday rejected suggestions that officers lack firearm training. That’s after one officer dropped his revolver and another lost a bullet while policing demonstrations in the previous two days. Maggie Ho has the details:
HK children happiest in five years   Listenfacebook
Chu Hai College's annual happiness index for schoolchildren suggests they are happier than they've been for the past five years. The overall index rose slightly from 6.7 to 6.8 out of 10 in the annual study, which was done before the anti-extradition protests erupted this summer. More than 4,500 students, from primary three to secondary three, took part in the survey during the last school term. Professor Ho Lok-sang is the director of the college's Polling and Public Opinion Centre. Mike Weeks asked him what had made children happier:
Law called for to ensure equality of website accessibility   Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong Blind Union has called on the government to enact laws to make websites and applications of local companies accessible to the visually impaired. The group said the visually disabled usually use the screen-reading function on smartphones and on computers to read but some software of online shops and local news agencies aren’t compatible with that. Its president Chong Chan-yau said that prevents blind people from enjoying the same rights as others. He pointed out they have no problem in reading most international media outlets. Chong told Candice Wong that it’s high time Hong Kong ensured that everyone can read and use all local websites: