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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 Samantha Butler

2020-11-18
Wednesday

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Prosecutors say Tam Tak-chi should be tried by NSL judge  Listenfacebook

Authorities are pushing to appoint a national security judge to oversee the trial of activist, Tam Tak-chi. The vice-chairman of the People Power group faces 14 charges, including sedition charges under a colonial-era law, and inciting others to join an unauthorised assembly. Tam hasn't been charged under the new national security law, but authorities say because his case may involve national security matters, it would be best to appoint a national security judge to his trial. Violet Wong reports:
Mainland official calls for overhaul of HK judiciary  Listenfacebook
A senior mainland official has added his voice to calls for reform of the judiciary in Hong Kong, saying even judicial systems in Western countries have to catch up with the times. As Cecil Wong reports, Zhang Xiaoming told an online forum on the Basic Law that it was time for an overhaul:
Unseating of pan-dem lawmakers seen as a good precedent  Listenfacebook
Zhang Xiaoming also says last week's disqualification of four of the SAR's pro-democracy lawmakers sets a 'good precedent'. As Wendy Wong reports, Zhang says people who resist the central government have to be 'removed from the system':
HKers told to view Basic Law through Beijing's eyes  Listenfacebook
A former mainland official says some Hong Kong people have got the wrong ideas about the Basic Law and must stop looking at it from a Hong Kong perspective. Damon Pang reports:
Opposition politicians urged to form mainland alliances  Listenfacebook
Despite the recent disqualification of four pro-democracy lawmakers for unpatriotic behaviour, a politics professor says it doesn't mean the end of dissent in the SAR. John Burns, from the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong, told Janice Wong that the pan-democrats must form alliances with the mainland if they want to continue representing Hong Kong's interests:
Tear gas fired around the time student's body found  Listenfacebook

The inquest is continuing into the death of a 22-year-old university student, who died after falling from a car park in Tseung Kwan O during a police clearance operation of anti-government protesters. A senior policeman said riot officers had fired tear gas into the car park around the time Chow Tsz-lok was found lying inside the building with serious head injuries. Maggie Ho reports:
Former CE compares protesters to terrorists  Listenfacebook
Former Chief Executive CY Leung has seemingly compared young Hong Kong people who take part in anti-government protests to Islamic terrorists, suggesting they could be brainwashed to the extent that they would be willing to slaughter people in the streets. Wong Yin-ting reports:
HK Alliance accused of staging 'colour revolution'  Listenfacebook
The group that organises Hong Kong's annual June 4th candlelight vigil has dismissed allegations that it's been violating the national security law by colluding with foreign forces. Mainland scholar Tian Feilong had also accused the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China of "participating in subversive political activities in the name of democracy and patriotism.” But alliance vice-chairman Albert Ho told RTHK's Annemarie Evans that his group won't be bullied into submission by baseless claims:
Professor claims he has no memory of killing wife  Listenfacebook
A University of Hong Kong professor on trial for the killing of his wife two years ago has denied that he intended to kill her in her sleep. Cheung Kie-chung has pleaded not guilty to murder, but has admitted manslaughter. Frances Sit reports.
Operation Santa: J Life Foundation  Listenfacebook
Operation Santa Claus 2020 is in full swing and we’re raising money for 19 charities this year. One of the projects is “J Life @ Fighting COVID-19” which is organised by J-Life Foundation – a charity set up eight years ago to help the poor. The group’s founder Elli Fu says their new project will supply food packs and essential pandemic supplies to 500 families living in subdivided flats, and these families will also receive subsidies for their electricity bills. Ms Fu earlier showed Janice Wong around her family service centre in Sham Shui Po: