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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

2020-12-02
Wednesday

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Mass resignations follow i-Cable sackings  Listenfacebook
More than two dozen journalists, including senior editors and the entire China desk at i-Cable's newsroom, have resigned in protest at the television station's abrupt sacking of 40 of their colleagues on Tuesday morning. They included the station's entire investigative news team, as Frances Sit reports:
i-Cable accused of sending chilling message to HK journalists  Listenfacebook
The head of the Journalists Association, Chris Yeung, says i-Cable's decision to sack its entire team of investigative journalists suggests the layoffs it announced on Tuesday weren't motivated purely by economic reasons. And it seems that many in the television station's newsroom agree, with more than two dozen editors, reporters and the entire China desk resigning in protest. In addition to journalists working on the award-winning investigative series, News Lancet, i-Cable also fired reporters, camera operators and production workers. The company said the move was necessary to ensure its business remained sustainable and competitive. But Yeung has his doubts. He spoke to Annemarie Evans:
New coronavirus cluster feared at LOHAS Park site   Listenfacebook
Health authorities have ordered hundreds of workers to be tested for coronavirus over fears of a major outbreak at their Tseung Kwan O construction site. In total, 82 new infections were confirmed on Tuesday, a quarter of them of unknown source. Wendy Wong reports:
Cinema shut down catches some by surprise   Listenfacebook
Hong Kong film buffs got one last movie in on Tuesday before all cinemas suspended operations on Wednesday as part of the government's stricter anti-epidemic measures. But many people said they weren't even aware that cinemas were among the entertainment businesses being forced to close again. Natale Ching reports:
Civil servants told their prospects will be hurt by refusing oath   Listenfacebook
The government says it can't rule out sacking civil servants who refuse to swear allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It also said it’s still considering whether to make teachers take the new oath as well. Damon Pang reports:
Oath swearing ‘unlikely’ to restore confidence of or in government   Listenfacebook
Chief Executive Carrie Lam revealed on Tuesday that her administration has not yet decided if staff in schools and organisations that are subsidised by the government must also swear allegiance to the Hong Kong SAR. In addition to civil servants, all people in public bodies will be subject to the new requirement. Mike Weeks asked Cheung Chor-yung - a political commentator from City University - how wide the definition of people in public office might be:
Carrie Lam says no need to make herself liable to graft law   Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, has sought to explain why she won't fulfill her election pledge to extend the coverage of Hong Kong's anti-bribery ordinance to her office. As Candice Wong reports, Lam said the Central People’s Government would take action against her if she commits any misconduct:
Operation Santa Claus: St Barnabas’ Society and Home  Listenfacebook
Operation Santa Claus, the annual charity campaign organised by RTHK and the South China Morning Post, is now well underway. This year it’s raising money for 19 NGOs. One of them is St Barnabas’ Society and Home, which is running a special project to help underprivileged elderly people with eyesight problems. Jim Gould went along to meet staff at its day centre, as well as two of its service users, Ms Wu and Mr Xia. But first, we hear from Maranda Li, the interim executive director of the charity: