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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

2021-04-12
Monday

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Tuen Mun outbreak continues to grow  Listenfacebook
Two more people from a Tuen Mun housing estate have been confirmed to have Covid-19. They live in Oi Fai House in Yau Oi Estate, where many residents were evacuated over the weekend after six came down with the disease. In total, 13 coronavirus cases were reported in Hong Kong on Sunday, as Timmy Sung reports:
Caution urged over relaxing pandemic measures   Listenfacebook
A government adviser on the pandemic has urged the administration not to relax social distancing measures yet, saying any resurgence now could dash the hopes of the SAR to resume travel with the mainland and other places. Violet Wong reports:
Four payment firms chosen for $5,000 e-voucher scheme  Listenfacebook
The government has chosen four electronic payment service providers to handle its HK$5,000 digital-spending vouchers announced in February's budget. This was revealed by the Financial Secretary. Joanne Wong has the details:
Coronavirus keeps Fed chair cautious over US economic outlook   Listenfacebook
The head of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, says the US economy is at an “inflection point” with expectations that growth and hiring will pick up speed in the months ahead. But Powell also told the CBS news programme “60 Minutes” that some risks remain, particularly a resurgence in the coronavirus pandemic. RTHK's Washington-based international economics correspondent, Barry Wood, told Mike Weeks what else Powell has on his mind:
Blinken warns Beijing over changing status quo on Taiwan   Listenfacebook
The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has thrown down the gauntlet to Beijing over Taiwan. He warned an "increasingly aggressive" China not to attempt to change the status quo surounding the island, saying to do so would be a "serious mistake." Sean Kennedy reports:
CY Leung says security law not enough to solve HK’s issues   Listenfacebook
Former chief executive CY Leung has dismissed criticism that the electoral changes Beijing has decided on for Hong Kong are too drastic. He said the SAR's political problems can't be underestimated. Violet Wong reports:
Changes ‘aim’ to keep opposition to a minimum   Listenfacebook
Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung also defended the proposed changes to Hong Kong's electoral system on Sunday. Speaking on RTHK's Letter to Hong Kong, he said the reforms - alongside the national security law - are needed to ensure the SAR is run by people who will champion ‘One Country, Two Systems’. Mike Weeks asked freelance journalist Chris Yeung if he thinks that’s the case:
UK’s Queen Elizabeth says huge void left by husband’s death  Listenfacebook
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has told members of her family that the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, her husband for 73 years, has left a "huge void" in her life. His daughter, Princess Anne released a statement saying Prince Philip left "a legacy which can inspire us all." Other members of the royal family spoke after attending church in Windsor. Prince Edward - the Earl of Wessex - spoke about the “extraordinary” reaction to his father's death. Janice Wong asked London-based correspondent Gavin Grey how the royal family are coping: