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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

2021-07-16
Friday

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Lam calls bribery laws an affront to CE’s constitutional position   Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, says Hong Kong's bribery laws should never cover Hong Kong's leader. She also warned her successors they shouldn't try to change this as it would undermine the Chief Executive's constitutional position. Wendy Wong reports:
HK’s ‘negative image’ blamed for tourism woes   Listenfacebook
Chief Executive Carrie Lam says Hong Kong needs to fix its "negative image", complaining that some people are driving others away from the city. But in answering questions in the Legislative Council on Thursday, Lam sought to play down concerns about the ailing tourism industry, claiming it has a "rosy future". Priscilla Ng reports:
Unvaccinated teachers and carers may be forced to pay for tests   Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive revealed her administration is considering requiring teachers and those working with the elderly to get vaccinated - or face compulsory coronavirus tests at their own expense. Violet Wong reports:
Vaccinated maids expected to be let in soon   Listenfacebook
Relief may be on the way for families struggling to hire foreign domestic workers, as authorities are reportedly ironing out a plan to allow fully vaccinated helpers to come to Hong Kong to work. As Frances Sit reports, they could start arriving as early as next month:
HKJA: Press freedom in tatters   Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong Journalists Association says the past year was the worst ever for press in the SAR, with Apple Daily forced to close and the industry facing "increasing threats" from the authorities. Jimmy Choi reports:
Doxxing law to go before Legco next week   Listenfacebook
A pro-government lawmaker has expressed support for anti-doxxing legislation ahead of its introduction in the Legislative Council next week. But journalists have raised concerns over some of what's being proposed. Jimmy Choi reports:
Four held over crypto money laundering ring   Listenfacebook
Customs officers say for the first time, they have broken up a suspected money laundering syndicate involving cryptocurrency. Four men have been arrested. Frances Sit reports:
Life behind bars for Quarry Bay shooter   Listenfacebook
A 47-year-old woman has been sentenced to life imprisonment after she was found guilty of shooting dead two of her elderly relatives at Quarry Bay Park three years ago over a family dispute. Violet Wong reports:
Student union up in arms over fee collection   Listenfacebook
Lingnan University's students' union has accused the school of "suppression", after it announced it will no longer collect membership fees on behalf of the student body. Here's Wendy Wong.
Cannes screening for HK protest documentary   Listenfacebook
The American media magazine, Variety, has reported that the Cannes Film Festival has made a last-minute decision to screen 'Revolution of Our Times' – a documentary about the 2019 anti-government protests - on Friday. The decision is expected to anger the Beijing and Hong Kong governments. Natale Ching reports:
More stimulus expected as China’s growth slows   Listenfacebook
Beijing is expected to roll out more measures to support the economy after China's GDP growth slowed to 7.9 percent in the second quarter. That's slightly lower than analysts forecast and down significantly from the record 18.3 percent expansion in the first quarter. Thursday’s release of economic figures came as Beijing starts lowering the amount of cash it requires banks to hold in reserve, boosting liquidity. The Chief Greater China Economist at ANZ, Raymond Yeung, spoke to Joanne Wong:
Drone regulation ‘necessary and reasonable’   Listenfacebook
A new law to regulate the use of drones will be gazetted on Friday and tabled in the Legislative Council next Wednesday. It will require users to take accredited courses and pass tests to fly drones that weigh more than seven kilogrammes, and they must buy third-party insurance for any drones heavier than 250 grammes. The regulations are expected to come into effect in June next year, with a grace period of six months. Lock Chow, founder of the drone user group, UAV Hong Kong, told Mike Weeks that the law is necessary: