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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

2021-03-26
Friday

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Two thirds resumption of in-school classes expected   Listenfacebook
Sources have told RTHK that the government will allow more students to resume face-to-face classes after the Easter holiday, as local coronavirus infections remain in low single digits. Wendy Wong has the details:
Staff ‘keen’ to return to face-face teaching   Listenfacebook
Fung Wai-wah, the president of the city's largest teachers' group, the Professional Teachers’ Union, says it’s the right time to allow more students back into schools for face-to-face classes now that the pandemic appears to be under control. He told Janice Wong that teachers and principals are looking forward to the resumption of more normal schooling:
DSE results to be sent by SMS  Listenfacebook
Secondary school students taking public exams starting next month are to receive their results by text message. That's just one of a number of special arrangements education authorities are taking to try to mitigate the impact of the pandemic, as Damon Pang reports:
Vaccination and rapid testing could allow for hospital visits   Listenfacebook
The Hospital Authority says it may relax visiting arrangements in the coming weeks, now that the coronavirus situation has stabilised and the vaccination rate is going up. Violet Wong has more on that:
Doctor admits inoculating mainlanders  Listenfacebook
A doctor taking part in the government's coronavirus vaccination programme has admitted giving Sinovac shots to people from the mainland who do not hold Hong Kong ID cards. As Wendy Wong reports, so-called two-way permit holders are not eligible for jabs under the inoculation scheme:
Family unable to find security suspect in HK’s detention system  Listenfacebook
A concern group says the family of one of the activists released from a Shenzhen prison this week have been unable to trace him since he was brought back to Hong Kong and charged under the national security law. Responding to inquiries about Andy Li, the Correctional Services Department said if inmates don't want to disclose to others where they're being held, that's their right. The group also says six of the others handed over with Li have refused lawyers appointed by their families. Richard Pyne has the details:
Tattoo and pony tail identifies rioter  Listenfacebook
A barista has been found guilty of rioting and arson in connection with an anti-government protest in Mong Kok in 2019. She'll be sentenced next month. Vicky Wong reports:
Yuen Long attack suspect’s claim questioned by judge   Listenfacebook
A judge hearing the trial of six men alleged to have been involved in the 2019 Yuen Long mob attack has questioned claims that a group of people had intended to attack an ancestral shrine on the night of July 21. He said he couldn't understand why the crowd didn't just bypass villagers one defendant said were confronting them and enter the village through other entrances. Jimmy Choi reports:
Trawling ban sees huge rebound in marine life   Listenfacebook
Environmental researchers are urging the government to go further in stopping activities, such as trawling and illegal fishing, to protect local marine life. They say although a ban on trawling imposed eight years ago has effectively restored marine life in local waters, more can still be done. Professor Kenneth Leung is the head of a marine life research team at City University. He told Mike Weeks about the differences he’s seen in Hong Kong waters since the trawling ban:
GBA police association a ‘tentative step’ towards integration   Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's 38,000 police have become part of a Greater Bay Area police association aimed at facilitating training and exchanges with forces in Guangdong, Macau and elsewhere in the delta region. The association's head office is in Zhuhai. Steve Vickers, is the chief executive of Steve Vickers and Associates, a political and corporate risk consultancy, and a former head of the Royal Hong Kong Police Criminal Intelligence Bureau. Mike Weeks asked him if the move came as a surprise:
Nike and H&M face backlash over Xinjiang comments  Listenfacebook
Several Western brands have come under fire in China for speaking out against alleged human-rights abuses in Xinjiang. Among them, H & M is facing a boycott while celebrities cut ties with Nike. Priscilla Ng has more: