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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

2021-07-08
Thursday

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Three teens denied bail over alleged bomb plot  Listenfacebook
Three secondary-school students arrested over an alleged terrorist plot have been denied bail after appearing in court. They will now remain in custody until their next hearing in September. But six others arrested this week in connection with the case have been freed on police bail. Wendy Wong reports:
Law professor remains in John Lee’s firing line   Listenfacebook
Chief Secretary John Lee says anyone who plays down terrorist acts is a "sinner of a thousand years". He recycled the famous quote from Beijing's chief negotiator on the handover about Hong Kong's last governor, Chris Patten, in an apparent reference to remarks made by a legal scholar over people mourning the death of a man who stabbed a policeman one week ago. Frances Sit has that story:
Falun Gong to be subjected to national security probe   Listenfacebook
The Secretary for Security, Chris Tang, says the authorities will look into accusations that the Falun Gong has breached the national security law. He made the pledge as legislators clamoured for the group to be outlawed. Frances Sit reports:
Two CUHK students found guilty of rioting   Listenfacebook
The District Court has found two students guilty of rioting at Chinese University in 2019, but acquitted two others of the same charge. Jimmy Choi reports:
Chief Secretary vows to keep fake patriots out of elections   Listenfacebook
Chief Secretary John Lee says a vetting body for would-be elections candidates will try its best to screen out people who are only pretending to uphold the Basic Law and bear allegiance to the SAR. Maggie Ho reports:
Worker holiday bill passed   Listenfacebook
More than a million workers will enjoy more days off starting from next year after the Legislative Council passed a bill to gradually increase the number of statutory holidays from 12 to 17. Jimmy Choi reports:
Social distancing measures extended   Listenfacebook
Just one new imported Covid-19 case was reported in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Despite that, the government has extended most remaining pandemic restrictions for at least two more weeks, citing the threat brought by mutant strains of the virus. Wendy Wong has the details:
Discount offer ‘could’ give restaurants a HK$15-20 billion boost   Listenfacebook
Catering sector lawmaker Tommy Cheung says more than 500 restaurants will be offering 30 percent discounts for diners, provided they're vaccinated against Covid-19. The promotion will apply to groups of four or more people from next week to the end of August. Janice Wong asked Cheung why the scheme is being rolled out now when business has started to improve:
Bar Association rejects plan to let government solicitors take silk   Listenfacebook
The Bar Association has come out against a proposal by the government for legal officers in the Department of Justice to be given the title of senior counsel if they are not barristers. As Natale Ching reports, it says there's overwhelming opposition to the plan among members of the bar:
England win ‘nerve-shredder’ to reach Euro 2020 final   Listenfacebook
England have battled back from a goal down at Euro 2020 to beat Denmark 2-1 in extra time at Wembley to reach their first major football tournament final for 55 years. A controversial extra time penalty sealed it for England in front of their home fans at Wembley Stadium. Mike Weeks asked London-based correspondent Gavin Grey if it was a truly memorable match: