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


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Organiser of annual July 1 rallies disbands  Listenfacebook
The Civil Human Rights Front has disbanded saying it can no longer operate in the face of what it described as suppression from the authorities. In a statement, the group thanked the Hong Kong people, saying their participation in mass pro-democracy protests over the past years had “allowed the world to see Hong Kong, allowed light to shine through darkness, and had sown the seed of democracy and freedom". Damon Pang reports:
Expert: HK exodus hasn’t peaked  Listenfacebook
A population expert has warned the exodus from Hong Kong hasn't peaked. Professor Paul Yip from the University of Hong Kong's Department of Social Work and Social Administration was commenting after the government revealed last week that the city's population fell for the third consecutive six-month period after more than a decade of growth. The government said it didn't necessarily mean people had emigrated. Yip told Janice Wong Hong Kong needed to work harder to attract foreign talent:
Case raises questions over quarantine scheme  Listenfacebook
The government has warned laboratories against carrying out antibody tests on samples sent from overseas, after it emerged that a woman tested positive for a more contagious strain of the coronavirus following a reduced spell in quarantine. As Steve Dunthorne reports, the case raised questions over how the woman was able to benefit from the quarantine reduction scheme, given that she'd left town before it began and only tests from Hong Kong laboratories are accepted:
Three people arrested over forged vaccine records  Listenfacebook
Police have arrested three people for allegedly forging identity cards and Covid-19 vaccination records. A spokesman said the suspected forged documents were sold at $600 each to people who used them to look for work. Brian Mok reports:
Taliban takes control of Kabul  Listenfacebook
Events in Afghanistan have been moving at a dizzying speed, with the Taliban saying they've entered the presidential palace in Kabul - the last major stronghold of the official Afghan government. The Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, fled the country without making any formal statement. It leaves the militants in nationwide control for the first time in 20 years. President Biden has sent additional troops to help secure the emergency evacuation of its officials and citizens from the Afghan capital. RTHK’s Washington correspondent Barry Wood told Samantha Butler the speed of the Taliban takeover showed how attempts at nation-building by the US in Afghanistan had failed: