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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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Fear grows that party night could turn into Halloween horror   Listenfacebook
Bar managers in Lan Kwai Fong are bracing for some real horror Thursday night, amid online calls for people to put on masks and march to the entertainment area from Victoria Park to mark Halloween. Police have warned of possible chaos on Hong Kong Island and around Mong Kok. The MTR is also gearing up for trouble, as Mike Weeks reports:
LKF prepares for trouble but hopes for the best   Listenfacebook
Despite the police warning, passion and chaos are nothing new to Lan Kwai Fong bar managers and many say they’ll run their business as usual on Halloween. The Lang Kwai Fong Association will provide extra security to try to keep a lid on the number of people in the Central bar zone and on any trouble. The chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong Group, Allan Zeman, told Ian Pooler safety is the top consideration, as always:
Ocean Park cancels Halloween Fest   Listenfacebook
Ocean Park has announced it's cancelling its Halloween Fest on Thursday night. As Priscilla Ng reports, the theme park has found itself caught in a censorship row over one of its special Halloween performances:
Cultural academic hails flowering of protest arts   Listenfacebook
Oscar Ho, an associate professor at the Chinese University's Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, accused Ocean Park of over-reacting in scrapping its Halloween Fest. He said such decisions are causing real damage to the arts in Hong Kong. But conversely, he believes the months of anti-government protests have led to an “incredible” flowering of creativity in the SAR. Janice Wong asked Ho if he was surprised by Ocean Park’s decision:
Welfare chief concerned about child protection orders   Listenfacebook
Welfare Secretary Law Chi-kwong has told lawmakers the government is concerned about police attempts to take out child protection orders against teenagers arrested during protests. That's after at least three were taken away from their families over the summer despite no charges being laid against them. Law said the Social Welfare Department will stay in contact with the police and Security Bureau on the matter. The issue was raised in the Legislative Council by education sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen. He spoke to Damon Pang:
Police-protest journalist says she’s being doxxed   Listenfacebook
A freelance journalist who staged a protest at a police briefing on Monday has accused officers of doxxing her, saying she's now getting abusive messages from strangers. Amy Ip says she believes a photo of her press pass taken by police was later passed to pro-Beijing groups before it was uploaded online. But she told Joanne Wong that she has no regrets over the protest: