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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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Beijing moves new soldiers into Hong Kong   Listenfacebook
People’s Liberation Army vehicles were spotted on the move around Hong Kong in the very early hours of Thursday morning. Reports of the sightings in the New Territories and in one of the city’s harbour tunnels appear to have prompted China’s Xinhua News Agency to issue a report saying the movements were just part of a routine rotation of the PLA garrison. Mike Weeks has the details:
Nothing routine about PLA movements: Dennis Kwok  Listenfacebook
The Civic Party has warned of the huge fallout if Chief Executive Carrie Lam invokes sweeping emergency powers to tackle the ongoing anti-extradition protests. Two of the party's lawmakers, Dennis Kwok and Alvin Yeung, returned this week from a trip to the United States. The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act was on the agenda in their talks with American politicians. It would allow for the sanctioning of Hong Kong and mainland officials who suppress the basic freedoms of people In the SAR. Kwok told Ian Pooler he believes the movement of PLA soldiers into Hong Kong early Thursday is anything but routine:
Thousands protest alleged outrages by police on women activists   Listenfacebook
Large numbers of people turned out in Central on Wednesday night to show their anger over allegations of police sexual violence towards anti-government protesters, particularly women. Organisers said some 30,000 people took part in the Chater Garden rally, with the crowd spilling over onto nearby streets and as far as Statute Square. RTHK's Timmy Sung was there:
#Protest Too launched to combat police abuse   Listenfacebook
The anti-sexual violence rally on Wednesday was organised by the Hong Kong Women’s Coalition on Equal Opportunities. It accuses the police of trying to humiliate women protesters in order to deter them from taking to the streets. It's been alleged that one demonstrator was stripped naked during a body search at a police station. Another woman activist was seen partially undressed while she was being carried by officers in Tin Shui Wai earlier this month. The coalition's spokeswoman Linda Wong told Janice Wong that those who have been abused won’t be shamed into keeping quiet:
Government urged to regulate subdivided flats   Listenfacebook
A concern group is calling on the government to bring in regulations to stop subdivided flat tenants being fleeced by their landlords. The Kwai Chung Sub-divided Flat Residents Alliance wants standardised rental contracts, as well as measures to address overcharging for water and electricity. The group's Kenny Ng told Carol Mang about the unfair situations some tenants find themselves in:
Good response to renewable energy scheme   Listenfacebook
CLP has received more than 4,300 applications for a scheme that buys electricity generated from off-the-grid solar or wind power systems. The power company says it's approved 80 percent of the applications, which will produce enough green power to supply 15,000 homes and cut carbon emissions by around 30,000 tonnes a year. Greenpeace's Frances Yeung told Richard Pyne that she's pleased with the response to the programme which started in May last year: