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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:
Hugh Chiverton and Mike Weeks

2021-07-06
Tuesday

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Doxxing legislation ‘could’ force tech giants out of HK   Listenfacebook
An industry group backed by Google, Facebook and Twitter has warned the Hong Kong government that tech companies might stop offering their services here, if it goes ahead with proposed changes to privacy laws. Richard Pyne reports:
Third arrest made over incitement to attack police   Listenfacebook
A third person has been detained for alleged incitement to attack the police following the SAR establishment day stabbing of an officer near Victoria Park. The 34-year-old man was seized on Monday, following two similar arrests the day before. Here's Natale Ching:
Vitasoy hit by bomb threat   Listenfacebook
Sources say police investigated a bomb threat against Vitasoy on Monday but no device was found. The Hong Kong beverage maker has come in for vilification after a worker circulated an online memo offering condolences to the family of an employee, who apparently killed himself after stabbing the policeman last Thursday. Sean Kennedy has more:
Teenager held over Government House fire   Listenfacebook
Police made a second arrest on Monday over a fire near Government House. The force says bottles of combustible material were thrown onto a slope by the Chief Executive’s residency in the early hours of July 1. Natale Ching reports:
Security chief warns against complacency   Listenfacebook
New Secretary for Security Chris Tang says separatist ideas are still being spread in Hong Kong through channels like the media, documentaries, books and street booths. As Frances Sit reports, he said officials will continue to step up law enforcement and education work:
Cleaner’s Covid infection linked to recent arrival   Listenfacebook
Health officials have re-classified the Covid infection of a hotel cleaner last week as being "related to an imported case". As Priscilla Ng reports, that means Hong Kong has now gone 28 days without a local, untraceable case:
Man gets three months for false Covid information   Listenfacebook
Kowloon City court has sentenced a 30-year-old man to three months in prison for failing to give an accurate account of his movements after being caught up in a small outbreak of a variant strain of coronavirus in April. Violet Wong has the details:
Expert witness says ‘liberate’ and ‘revolution’ clearly defined  Listenfacebook
An historian testifying at Hong Kong's first national security trial has told the High Court what he thinks the protest slogan "Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times" means. As Jimmy Choi reports, the slogan is the basis for the security charge levelled against the defendant, Tong Ying-kit:
‘Public officers have duty to safeguard national security’  Listenfacebook
Beijing's top security official in Hong Kong says all public officers in the SAR, including judiciary staff, have a duty to safeguard national security. Zheng Yanxiong says this is "totally in line" with protecting the rule of law and public interests. Violet Wong reports:
Don’t rush to spend e-vouchers: Consumer Council   Listenfacebook
The Consumer Council has received some complaints over platforms involved with the government's electronic-voucher scheme. According to the watchdog, the complaints are chiefly over ‘early bird’ offers. The council’s chief executive, Gilly Wong, told Hugh Chiverton more about them: