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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:
Janice Wong and Mike Weeks

2020-06-29
Monday

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Details of security law to be revealed after it’s passed  Listenfacebook
The National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) is expected to approve the national security law for Hong Kong by Tuesday. The legislation was added to the agenda and discussed by deputies as they opened a special three-day meeting in Beijing on Sunday. Candice Wong reports:
Basic Law ‘makes no sense’ if it can’t protect HK people’s rights  Listenfacebook
The national security law was said to have been given unanimous support by members of the NPCSC on Sunday as it was added to the agenda at the start of their special three-day session in Beijing. The exact terms of the law are not expected to be made public before it's put to a vote at the end of the meeting. Civic Party chairman and former Bar Association chief Alan Leong says this is unacceptable. But a Hong Kong member of the National People's Congress, Wong Kwan-yu, said that is not unusual for Beijing. Mike Weeks asked Professor Michael Davis - a Hong Kong constitutional law expert who now lives in the United States - what he made of that:
53 arrested over silent security law protest   Listenfacebook
Two district councillors were among more than 50 people detained in Mong Kok on Sunday for unlawful assembly. The arrests came after people responded to online calls for a silent protest in the district against Beijing's national security law. Damon Pang reports:
Paul Chan and Matthew Cheung voice support for national security law  Listenfacebook
Top Hong Kong officials have again been doing their bit to try to drum up support for the security legislation that's about to be imposed on the SAR. Candice Wong has the details:
EOC urged to set up task force on discrimination against helpers  Listenfacebook
Foreign domestic helpers have complained of coming under increased discrimination during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the more than 400 helpers the Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions polled in a survey said they were being discriminated against by their employers and by strangers when they go out. The federation's secretary, Shiella Estrada, told RTHK's Joanne Wong that the Equal Opportunities Commission should set up a task force to deal with such complaints:
Mixed messages from US administration blamed for Covid-19 surge  Listenfacebook
More than 10 million people have now been diagnosed with Covid-19, with over 500,000 having lost their lives as a result of the pandemic. By far the worst affected country is the United States, with more than 125,000 deaths. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases there has been leaping by more than 40,000 a day for the past few days, one of the largest surges in the world. On Sunday, the governor of California ordered bars to close in Los Angeles and six other counties, following similar moves by Texas and Florida on Friday. Mike Weeks asked RTHK's Washington correspondent Barry Wood if the health situation in the US is getting rapidly worse: