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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

2019-10-28
Monday

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Weekend of calm ends in night of violence   Listenfacebook
Mong Kok was again the epicentre of anti-government protests on Sunday night, with demonstrators attacking police, pro-Beijing businesses and MTR stations. Petrol bombs and tear gas were again the order of the day. Anti-government protesters also beat up several people, while a number of journalists were hurt, struck by suspected police projectiles. Damon Pang reports on another night of violence in Mong Kok:
Journalists caught in Mong Kok crossfire   Listenfacebook
Video journalists shooting the latest clashes in Mong Kok were again on the receiving end of rough treatment by police, with reporters shot, pepper-sprayed, tear gassed, and manhandled by officers. Cecil Wong has that story:
TST protest turns violent   Listenfacebook
Sunday had started off with an initially peaceful protest in Tsim Sha Tsui against alleged police brutality. But things quickly deteriorated after protesters occupied the intersection just outside the Space Museum, opposite the luxury Peninsula Hotel, sparking confrontations with police. Tear gas was fired at close range at protesters, reporters and passers-by alike. RTHK’s Candice Wong was there:
Sunday violence dashes hope of return to normality   Listenfacebook
Freelance journalist Chris Yeung says the violence on Sunday night dashed hopes of a gradual cooling down of anti-government protests. He also expressed concern that clashes between protesters and the police are now seen as normal. Yeung told Mike Weeks this is a serious problem:
FS warns of negative full-year growth   Listenfacebook
The Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, says Hong Kong's GDP may shrink for the year as a whole. He issued the warning on his blog on Sunday ahead of the release this week of initial growth estimates for the third quarter of 2019, which Chan says will confirm that the SAR has slipped into recession. Altis Wong reports:
Trump says IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead   Listenfacebook
President Trump announced on Sunday that the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, died during a raid by US forces in north-western Syria. The US leader said he had watched images of the operation as it unfolded from the White House. He said al-Baghdadi had retreated into a tunnel, taking with him three children. He was pursued by attack dogs, then detonated an explosive vest he was wearing. The death of the IS leader has been wrongly reported several times before. But RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, told Mike Weeks that it's now clear that al Baghdadi is indeed dead: