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


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Hong Kong wins its first Olympic gold in 25 years   Listenfacebook
Hong Kong is celebrating only its second-ever Olympic gold medal. Fencer Cheung Ka-long’s nail-biting 15-11 victory over Italy's Daniele Garozzo in the final of the men's foil competition in Tokyo sent crowds gathered at shopping malls around the city wild, as Wong Yin-ting reports:
Cheung Ka-long’s gold ‘comes at a very good time for HK ’  Listenfacebook
Fencer Cheung Ka-long’s gold was only Hong Kong's second Olympic crown, after windsurfer Lee Lai-shan won gold in Atlanta in 1996. He said his victory at the Tokyo Games is a statement about the strength of Hong Kong fencing at the international level, not just in Asia. Baptist University sports professor Julien Baker agrees. He told Mike Weeks Cheung’s victory was important not only for Hong Kong fencing but for the whole of society:
HK Olympics delegate weighs in on t-shirt row   Listenfacebook
The chef de mission of the Hong Kong delegation to the Tokyo Olympics says athletes should be allowed to focus on the competition rather than being distracted by politics. The delegation head was speaking about a row over a T-shirt worn by badminton player Angus Ng. Frances Sit reports:
ICAC charges Benny Tai over 2016 voting ads   Listenfacebook
A co-founder of the Occupy Central movement, Benny Tai, has been charged by the ICAC over a strategic voting scheme for the Legislative Council polls in 2016. The anti-graft body says the case is connected to six ads placed in two local newspapers. Damon Pang reports:
17-year-old who attempted ocean escape gets more jail time  Listenfacebook
One of the 12 young activists captured during an attempt to flee Hong Kong by speedboat last year has been sentenced to more time in detention, after appearing in court over the escape bid and earlier protest-related offences. Timmy Sung has the details:
Baptist U denies severing ties with students’ union   Listenfacebook
Baptist University says it will no longer collect membership fees on behalf of its students' union. However, as Wendy Wong reports, it denies plans to sever ties with the body:
Exodus of students 'presents opportunities' for HK schooling   Listenfacebook
Thousands of students have left the SAR's primary and secondary schools since October amid a wave of emigration. Janice Wong asked a senior lecturer at the University of Hong Kong's Faculty of Education, Vincent Wong, how this is affecting schools and the education system:
China urges the US to remove sanctions   Listenfacebook
Beijing's top diplomat has urged Washington to remove all unilateral sanctions and tariffs as well as "long-arm jurisdiction" against China as soon as possible. Foreign Minister Wang Yi issued the appeal during talks with visiting US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman. Aaron Tam reports:
Beijing’s clampdown on tech and education sends HK stocks tumbling  Listenfacebook
Chinese shares listed in New York fell on Monday after Beijing's announcement last week of new rules on private tutoring and online education firms. The sell-off sparked by China's regulatory clampdowns saw Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index tumble more than 4 percent - or 1,100 points – earlier to 26,192. A strategist at CMB International, Daniel So, says the fall was bigger than expected. He told Joanne Wong that more panic selling could come: