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

2021-07-02
Friday

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Man dies after stabbing a policeman in Causeway Bay   Listenfacebook
A 50-year-old man has died after stabbing a policeman outside the Sogo department store in Causeway Bay on Thursday night. The man is said to have stabbed himself after attacking the officer at about 10pm. He died in hospital just over an hour later. The police said the officer was seriously injured. Timmy Sung reports:
Victoria Park sealed off for handover anniversary   Listenfacebook
Thousands of police flooded the streets of the city on Thursday to ensure the 24th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR was not marked by protests. Victoria Park was sealed off, along with other parts of Causeway Bay, after the force said it had seen online calls for people to gather, despite the ban on the July 1 rally. Officers stopped and searched people and detained at least four, including well-known activist "Grandma Wong". Fifteen were arrested in Mong Kok and other parts of the city. Joanne Wong has the details:
Calling Hong Kong a police state ‘incorrect’: Patrick Nip  Listenfacebook
Civil Service Secretary Patrick Nip says it would be an "overstatement" to say that Hong Kong has now become a police state. Wendy Wong has details:
John Lee has full confidence in Hong Kong’s future  Listenfacebook
While acting as Chief Executive on Thursday, John Lee proclaimed Hong Kong is on the rebound as social and political stability is restored. Wendy Wong reports:
Xi Jinping threatens foreign forces with head bashing  Listenfacebook
New Secretary for Security Chris Tang says initial investigations indicate the stabbing of a policeman in Causeway Bay on Thursday night was a lone-wolf terrorist attack. Speaking after visiting the injured policeman in hospital early Friday morning, Tang said other people would be held responsible for encouraging violence in Hong Kong. The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, also condemned the attack, as well as other illegal acts that took place on Thursday. She said it's clear they were intended to challenge the authority of the Hong Kong SAR. Lam was speaking after returning from Beijing, where she attended a ceremony to mark the centenary of the Communist Party's founding. In it, President Xi Jinping hailed the people of China for creating "a new world", warning that any foreign forces who try to bully the nation would get their heads bashed. He also vowed to reunify Taiwan with the mainland and ensure social stability in Hong Kong. Natale Ching reports:
Xi’s centenary-party speech ‘rich in symbolism’   Listenfacebook
In his speech to mark the Communist Party's 100th anniversary, President Xi Jinping vowed that Hong Kong's social stability will be ensured. He also talked about implementing a legal framework in the SAR to safeguard national security. Timmy Sung asked China analyst Professor Willy Lam what Xi Jinping's most significant message was:
Xi ‘emphasising’ comprehensive jurisdiction over HK and Macau   Listenfacebook
A Hong Kong political analyst says President Xi Jinping's July 1 speech suggests he may have a different understanding of the One Country, Two Systems principle then that of his predecessors. Joanne Wong reports: