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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

2020-10-13
Tuesday

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Policy Address delayed for discussions with Beijing on recovery  Listenfacebook
President Xi Jinping has begun an inspection tour of Guangdong Province ahead of a ceremony in Shenzhen on Wednesday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Special Economic Zone. The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, is to attend the event, prompting, at least in part, Monday's announcement of the postponement of Wednesday's Policy Address. It has now been put off probably until the end of November. Lam said that's to give her time to ask Beijing for help to get Hong Kong’s economy back on track. Damon Pang reports:
Govt. backers say delay will allow for Policy Address improvements  Listenfacebook
The pro-establishment camp says the delay in the Policy Address will give the Chief Executive more time to present a better blueprint for the city, but the pan-democrats say Carrie Lam's decision shows the people of Hong Kong are not one of her top priorities. Joanne Wong reports:
Pan-democrats say delay shows HK people are not a top priority  Listenfacebook
The pan-democrats aren't happy with the unprecedented postponement of the Policy Address, saying the decision shows the people of Hong Kong are not one of Carrie Lam's top priorities. They also called the Chief Executive a 'puppet' controlled by Beijing. Democratic Party chairman Wu Chi-wai spoke to Mike Weeks:
Xi set to put Shenzhen at heart of Greater Bay Area development   Listenfacebook
President Xi Jinping has begun an inspection tour of Guangdong Province ahead of a ceremony in Shenzhen on Wednesday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Special Economic Zone. State media said the president was in the city of Chaozhou on Monday, visiting heritage sites and local companies. Photos published by the Xinhua news agency showed a mask-less Xi waving to bystanders. Posts shared by netizens on social media quoted the president as saying people should have confidence in the future. China analyst Willy Lam, a professor at the Chinese university, told Annemarie Evans Xi is expected to make a major speech in Shenzhen on Wednesday:
EAC warns of risks over bay area voting plan   Listenfacebook
Election officials have warned that plans by the government to allow Hong Kong people living outside of the territory to vote for lawmakers and other representatives in the SAR would raise serious questions about the credibility of the polls. They point out that they have no experience in handling remote voting, as Damon Pang reports:
Two colleges to close as student tests positive for Covid-19  Listenfacebook
Two vocational colleges in Tuen Mun have been shut down for two weeks after an 18-year-old student came down with coronavirus. She was among five new local cases confirmed on Monday, including a resident of a Cheung Sha Wan housing estate. Wendy Wong has the details:
Ulcer drug promises cheap and effective treatment for coronavirus   Listenfacebook
Chemists at the University of Hong Kong say a drug commonly used to combat stomach ulcers could provide a cheap and effective way to treat Covid-19. Janice Wong asked one of the researchers, Dr Jasper Chan, what is so special about the drug, called RBC:
Murder victim’s mother issues ultimatum to killer  Listenfacebook
The mother of murder victim Poon Hiu-wing has given an ultimatum to her daughter's confessed killer. She says he must surrender himself to the Taiwan authorities by October 23 or she will withdraw her offer to plead for his life. Candice Wong reports:
Country park enclave ruling hailed as victory for environmentalists  Listenfacebook
The founder of the Save Our Country Parks Alliance, Chan Ka-lam, has hailed the Court of Final Appeal's ruling that quashes a government decision not to incorporate six enclaves into surrounding country parks. Chan - who instigated the legal challenge - called it a major victory for environmentalists. As Jimmy Choi reports, the court ordered the Country and Marine Parks Authority to look again at the matter: