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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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At least 25 hurt in violent clashes ahead of National Day   Listenfacebook
Violent, running battles from Admiralty to Causeway Bay left at least 25 people injured on Sunday in yet another day of anti-government unrest. Protesters threw Molotov cocktails at police who responded with tear gas and water cannon. One undercover officer fired a warning shot after he and his colleague were surrounded. As Richard Pyne reports, the clashes started early in the afternoon as people gathered to mark what was billed as a global rally against authoritarianism.
Protesters attack two men in Causeway Bay   Listenfacebook
Not all the violence on Sunday involved clashes between demonstrators and police. There were some particularly ugly scenes near Times Square in Causeway Bay as protesters wearing black attacked at least two men in separate incidents, leaving them bloodied and battered. Damon Pang reports:
Thousands march against totalitarianism   Listenfacebook
Despite Sunday’s violence, a large crowd of protesters did manage to make their way from Causeway Bay to Admiralty in solidarity with other 'anti-totalitarian' marches in Sydney and Taipei. Cecil Wong has the details:
Massive National Day celebrations set for Beijing   Listenfacebook
On Tuesday, the People's Republic of China will mark its 70th anniversary with celebrations on a scale not seen on the mainland in decades. Beijing is pulling out all the stops and National Day will be flush with fireworks, fanfare and a huge military parade. But that's in stark contrast with Hong Kong, where the anniversary is expected to be marked by more demonstrations and violence. Ian Pooler asked China specialist Mark O'Neill what spectacles can be expected this year:
Tung Chee-hwa honoured by Xi Jinping   Listenfacebook
Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa has been awarded an honourary title by President Xi Jinping in Beijing as part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. This is the first such award ceremony since the Communist Party took power in 1949 and Tung was the only person from Hong Kong to be honoured at the event. Altis Wong has the details:
Pro-government lawmaker hopes for peaceful elections   Listenfacebook
Pro-Beijing lawmaker Priscilla Leung says she hopes District Council elections can take place peacefully and as scheduled in November, amid reports that the government is considering cancelling polls in areas where protesters may besiege voting stations. But Leung told RTHK she hasn’t heard of such a proposal. The Business and Professionals Alliance legislator spoke to Joanne Wong:
Nasdaq cracks down on mainland IPOs   Listenfacebook
A Treasury official in Washington has denied that President Trump’s administration is considering blocking Chinese companies from trading on US stock exchanges, at least for the time being. He was speaking after shares of Chinese companies fell sharply on Wall Street on Friday following reports that the White House was considering delisting Chinese companies from US markets. But investment bankers and executives say regulatory filings show the tech-rich Nasdaq exchange is cracking down on IPOs of small mainland firms by tightening restrictions and slowing down their approval. Mike Weeks asked RTHK’s Washington-based international economics correspondent, Barry Wood, what he made of the treasury official's denial: