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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

2021-06-15
Tuesday

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Nato shifts its attention to ‘threat’ from China   Listenfacebook
Nato leaders have warned of the threat posed by China, with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg saying it is "coming closer" to the alliance in military and technological terms. He stressed Nato did not want a new Cold War although he said its 30 members need to work together to respond to Beijing. Mike Weeks asked RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, if this is the first time Nato has addressed a perceived military threat from China:
Tough response to Nato statement ‘expected’ from Beijing  Listenfacebook
On Sunday, Beijing lashed out at G7 leaders for urging it to respect human rights in Hong Kong and Xinjiang. Mike Weeks asked freelance journalist Chris Yeung how it’s likely to now react to the statement from the Nato summit, which warns about the systemic challenges posed by China's "assertive behaviour":
EDF unit downplays gas leak at Taishan nuclear plant   Listenfacebook
A French energy company has moved to try to allay fears of problems at one of its joint-venture nuclear power plants about 140 kilometres west of Hong Kong, saying it's under control. Sean Kennedy has more:
Teens enthusiastic as they turn up for jabs  Listenfacebook
Children as young as 12 have been getting their first shots of the BioNTech vaccine. As Wendy Wong reports, some of those at inoculation centres on Monday spoke about how they wanted to do their part to help things in Hong Kong return to normal:
Rodents probed as hunt for source of mutant infection continues  Listenfacebook
Just one imported Covid-19 infection was confirmed in Hong Kong on Monday. The case involves a 40-year-old woman who flew in from Indonesia. Over the past two weeks, the city has recorded 40 infections, three of them locally acquired. They include a teenage girl who came down with a mutant strain of the virus earlier this month. That case snapped a 42-day stretch without infections of unknown origin. Health officials are still trying to determine how the 17-year-old caught the coronavirus variant, as Richard Pyne reports:
Over 200 kgs of drugs seized in 15-day operation   Listenfacebook
The police have arrested 184 people in an operation aimed at combating illegal drugs ahead of the summer holidays. As Violet Wong reports, officers say they're worried that drug dealers are trying to recruit young people for the holiday period:
Bus companies raise concerns over new MTR link   Listenfacebook
Bus and minibus operators say their businesses will be seriously affected by the latest extension of an MTR line and the opening of two new stations in Kowloon in late June. Jimmy Choi has details: