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Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Janice Wong and Mike Weeks


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New coronavirus cases drop to one, but CHP warns against relaxing  Listenfacebook
Just one new Covid-19 infection was confirmed in Hong Kong on Thursday, and that was a student who recently came back from the UK. Despite that, and the number of new cases staying in single digits for the past five days, health officials still insist there's no room for complacency. Candice Wong reports:
Bar owner jailed for ignoring shutdown order   Listenfacebook
A bar owner in Tsim Sha Tsui has been jailed for a week for violating the government shutdown of pubs and bars to try to stop the spread of coronavirus. He's the first person to be convicted since the order came into force just over two weeks ago. Altis Wong:
Government urged to cut asset limit for jobless payments  Listenfacebook
The Council of Social Service says the government’s latest relief package does not go far enough to help those who've lost their jobs during the health crisis. It's calling for the asset limit for social security to be further relaxed, to cover more people in need. The government has already announced a temporary doubling of the asset limit for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance, or CSSA. Ben Tse asked the council’s business director, Anthony Wong, what it would like to see
State governors to call shots in Trump’s reopening plan  Listenfacebook
President Trump has announced guidelines for reopening the US economy. At a White House news conference, he said the nation’s governors would be allowed to choose how to meet their state's individual needs. Mike Weeks asked Ben Emons, managing director of Macro Strategy at Medley Global Advisors in Los Angeles, if this was greeted positively after Trump's recent threat to call the shots himself:
Octogenarian held over stabbing of Leung Kwok-hung  Listenfacebook
The police have arrested an 81-year-old man over the stabbing of League of Social Democrats actvist Leung Kwok-hung as he was protesting outside Beijing's liaison office on Thursday afternoon. The disqualified lawmaker suffered a minor injury in the attack. The elderly man is being held on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Wendy Wong reports:
IPCC cleared to release report on policing of protests  Listenfacebook
The Independent Police Complaints Council is now cleared to release its report into the months of massive unrest triggered by the bid of Carrie Lam’s administration to force through changes to Hong Kong’s extradition laws. That's after the High Court threw out a challenge against its power to conduct a fact-finding study on police operations. Timmy Sung reports:
Starry Lee could resolve House Committee deadlock  Listenfacebook
DAB chairwoman Starry Lee has invited fellow lawmakers to offer suggestions on how to deal with the deadlock over the Legislative Council House Committee, which has been unable to elect a chair in the past six months because of filibustering. The deadlock prompted the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office to hit out at the pan-democrats this week, accusing them of misconduct in public office and breaching their oaths of office. Past chairman Lee could take over proceedings from the Civic Party’s Dennis Kwok if she stepped down from the running to regain the chair, although she has not indicated she will do so. The House Committee was set to meet again on Friday afternoon. Tanya Chan, the convenor of the opposition camp, told Janice Wong she doesn’t expect much from what’s going to be a short session: