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Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Janice Wong and Mike Weeks


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UK flights banned from July 1  Listenfacebook
Flights arriving from Britain will be halted again from Thursday because of a rebound in Covid-19 cases there, fuelled by the rapid spread of the highly-contagious Delta variant of the virus. Joanne Wong has the details:
HKJA believes security police have a list of journalists to arrest  Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) says it fears more former employees of Apple Daily will be arrested after the now-defunct newspaper's chief editorial writer and managing editor of its English-language service was seized at the airport on Sunday night, apparently heading to the UK. Fung Wai-kong is being held on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces. He was the second Apple editorial writer arrested in the past week. The chairman of the HKJA, Ronson Chan, spoke to Frances Sit:
Permission for July 1 march refused  Listenfacebook
The police have made clear that the annual opposition rally to mark the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR won't be allowed, at least this year. It's refused to allow three groups to stage a march on Thursday, citing risks to public safety and people's rights, as well as pandemic restrictions on public gatherings. Frances Sit reports:
Collapse of USSR ‘driving’ Xi Jinping’s insistence on control   Listenfacebook
Chief Executive Carrie Lam is in Beijing at the head of a large Hong Kong delegation for what's expected to be one of the biggest political celebrations seen in modern China, marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party. Over the weekend The Economist published a report reflecting on the party’s longevity and legacy. James Miles, China editor at the magazine, spoke to Vicky Wong. He began by telling her that the collapse of the Soviet Union 30 years ago is something that continues to haunt the country's leaders and shape the party:
Massive hydropower dam boosts China’s bid for carbon neutrality  Listenfacebook
The world's second-largest hydropower station has come on line in an upper stretch of the Yangtze river just ahead of the start of celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party. Officials hailed it as a milestone towards the country achieving carbon neutrality, but environmentalists say the massive project has destroyed major habitats and damaged natural flood plains. Joanne Wong reports:
First black rainstorm of the year catches HK off guard   Listenfacebook
Torrential rain prompted the authorities to close schools, suspend coronavirus jabs and postpone court hearings on Monday, as the Hong Kong Observatory issued the year's first Black Rainstorm Warning. Wong Yin-ting has the story:
Chinese Medicine Hospital to offer 400 beds at full capacity  Listenfacebook
The government says Hong Kong's first hospital of traditional medicine will ultimately recruit around 200 practitioners. The Chinese Medicine Hospital is expected to open by mid-2025, providing public and private services. It will also carry out research and provide clinical training for Chinese medicine students from three of the city’s universities. Janice Wong asked project director Dr Cheung Wai-lun, from the Food and Health Bureau, about the scope of services the hospital will provide: