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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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Anniversary of Yuen Long station gang attack marked with violence  Listenfacebook
The three-month anniversary of an attack by mobsters at Yuen Long Station, that left 45 people injured, has been marked by clashes between protesters and police. The violence erupted after a planned sit-in at the station was scuppered by its early closure on Monday. Protesters instead gathered on the streets of the New Territories town, erecting barricades and fighting running battles with police, who responded with volleys of tear gas. A number of petrol bombs were thrown and firemen had to put out a small fire at the Shap Pat Heung rural committee building. Candice Wong reports:
MTR criticised over reducing operating hours  Listenfacebook
The MTR Corporation shut its Yuen Long station at 2pm on Monday, five hours ahead of a planned sit-in there to mark three months since the July 21 attack by a mob of white-shirted men on protesters, passengers and passersby. The rail operator said the decision was made after conducting risk assessments and reviewing the progress of work to repair facilities damaged by vandals. Mike Weeks asked Roundtable lawmaker Michael Tien whether the MTRC made the right decision in shutting the station early to prevent the sit-in being held there:
CE, police offer apologies for spraying Kowloon Mosque  Listenfacebook
Police say punishing the officer in charge of the water cannon truck that sprayed blue dye at Kowloon Mosque on Sunday would not be helpful. The remark came as the force joined the Chief Executive and Police Commissioner in apologising for the incident. Candice Wong reports:
Taiwan’s rejection of murder-suspect surrender ‘total nonsense'  Listenfacebook
Taiwan has accused Hong Kong of using a murder case to undermine the island's sovereignty. Its Mainland Affairs Council issued the statement after saying on Sunday that murder suspect, Chan Tong-kai, wouldn't be allowed to turn himself in to police in Taipei unless Hong Kong formally handed over more evidence through a mutual legal assistance process. It said Hong Kong's refusal showed it treated Taiwan as part of China. But Executive Councillor and barrister Ronny Tong described that as "total nonsense". Wendy Wong reports:
Taipei’s position on murder suspect ‘stems from distrust’  Listenfacebook
Taipei-based correspondent Cindy Sui says there’s been a lot of criticism in Taiwan over the decision to reject the surrender offer by murder suspect Chan Tong-kai. But she told RTHK it stems from the Taiwan authorities being suspicious about changes in the Hong Kong government’s handling of the murder case, which it sees as an indication that it’s now treating the island as a part of China. Sui spoke to Ian pooler about the Taiwan government's position on the case:
Anti-government unrest dampens investment sentiment  Listenfacebook
The government's investment promotion body says "encouraging" data shows there’s been a modest increase in the number of overseas and mainland companies investing in the SAR. However, Invest Hong Kong says the ongoing social unrest is having a dampening effect on investment sentiment. Richard Pyne reports: