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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

2021-07-12
Monday

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Covid tests ordered for airport workers  Listenfacebook
Health officials have ordered everyone working at the airport to undergo tests after an employee there was confirmed to have a mutant strain of Covid-19. As Joanne Wong reports, he's the second airport worker to come down with the virus in recent days:
Police investigate woman’s death in Tuen Mun Hospital   Listenfacebook
Tuen Mun Hospital has brought in the police after a woman was found dead on a ward early on Sunday morning. She had a pillow over her face and tissue paper in her mouth, as Robert Kemp reports:
CE seeks to play down emigration concerns   Listenfacebook
Chief Executive Carrie Lam has played down the surge in emigration following the enactment of the national security law just over a year ago, saying people who are leaving will eventually realise how good Hong Kong is. She also said the administration would recruit talent from the mainland and overseas to maintain its status as an “international city”. Vicky Wong reports:
Shortfall in talent won’t be made up easily: Paul Yip   Listenfacebook
Last year saw a net outflow of nearly 50,000 residents from Hong Kong, while over 34,000 have applied for British National (Overseas) visas that allow them to stay in the UK for up to five years and apply for British citizenship. Chief Executive Carrie Lam says new talent will be recruited from elsewhere. Mike Weeks asked Paul Yip - a professor at the University of Hong Kong's Department of Social Work and Social Administration – if emigration is already having an impact:
Carrie Lam says John Lee’s chief task is national security   Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, says she doesn't expect her new Chief Secretary, John Lee, to do much besides working on safeguarding national security. Carrie Lam said she would take over areas he's not familiar with, like poverty alleviation and youth work. Damon Pang has the details:
Democratic Party head joins district council exodus   Listenfacebook
Democratic Party chairman Lo Kin-hei has resigned as a district councillor, joining more than 150 pro-democracy councillors who have quit in a matter of days. As Damon Pang reports, Lo said his party still hasn't decided whether to put up any candidates for September's Legislative Council elections:
HKU takes down democracy wall posters  Listenfacebook
The University of Hong Kong has taken down all posters and banners displayed on “democracy walls” around campus. That’s according to reports on Sunday from student news organisations, Campus TV and Undergrad. Natale Ching reports:
Branson launches the start of the commercial space race   Listenfacebook
The British billionaire, Richard Branson, has successfully flown to the edge of space in his Virgin Galactic rocket plane, describing it as the "most extraordinary experience". Speaking to supporters after touching down safely in the US state of New Mexico, he said the first fully crewed test flight of the rocket plane marked the dawn of a new space age. Branson's successful space flight comes just eight days before Jeff Bezos takes a seat on his own space shuttle, New Shepard. Mike Weeks asked RTHK’s Washington-based international economics correspondent, Barry Wood, if this is an important development, or just the world's super-rich playing with their new toys:
Italy break England hearts in a penalty shootout   Listenfacebook
Italy are European football champions after beating England 3-2 on penalties in the final at Wembley on Sunday. That denied England what would have been their first international title in more than half a century. London-based correspondent Gavin Grey told Janice Wong when it went to a shootout to break a 1-1 deadlock, the outcome was sadly predictable: