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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 Samantha Butler

2021-10-20
Wednesday

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CE elbow fracture to take weeks to recover  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive Carrie Lam says it'll take up to three weeks for her fractured right elbow to heal, and she'll rest in the meantime. Lam was kept in hospital overnight on Monday for observation after she injured herself at her official residents, at Government House. Tuesday morning's Executive Council meeting and the preceding media session were cancelled. Timmy Sung reports:
Five more quarantine hotels named ahead of holidays  Listenfacebook
The government will introduce five more designated quarantine hotels for incoming travellers from December, raising the total to 40. Authorities said they were boosting supply in anticipation of demand during the Christmas and Lunar New Year holidays. Todd Harding reports:
Mainland reports highest daily Covid tally  Listenfacebook
The mainland reported nine new locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, the highest daily tally since the end of September. As Natale Ching reports, a city in Inner Mongolia is enforcing a soft lockdown to contain the spread of the virus:
HKJA told most police complaints 'not pursuable'  Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong Journalists Association says it's been informed by the police that all but one of 27 complaints it filed against officers during the 2019 social unrest were classified as "not pursuable". The complaints were made to the police force's internal complaints unit about suspected harassment of reporters. Timmy Sung reports:
Five students jailed over CUHK bridge stand-off  Listenfacebook
Five Chinese University students have been sentenced to up to four years and 11 months in prison after they were convicted of rioting at the institution two years ago. It came during a stand-off between police and protesters during the widespread social unrest. Frances Sit reports:
$2b of illicit frozen meat seized  Listenfacebook
Authorities have seized an estimated $2 billion worth of frozen meat near Lok Ma Chau. The haul of 5,600 tonnes of meat was found in a container yard near the mainland border. Timmy Sung reports:
Warning over bone health  Listenfacebook
A doctor from the Family Planning Association says the rate of osteoporosis in Hong Kong is expected to increase as the population ages. To mark World Osteoporosis Day on Wednesday, the association is urging elderly women to get tested for the condition that weakens bones. It found that out of 1,800 women aged 65 and above who joined its 'bone' programme, four in five had weakening bones, with just over a quarter considered to be at high risk of fractures. The association's Dr Sue Lo told Janice Wong about the prevalence of the disease in Hong Kong:
Covid-friendly wine and dine festival to go ahead  Listenfacebook
The Tourism Board has announced that this year's Wine and Dine Festival will be held throughout next month and will include what it calls a “City Wine Walk”. The annual event was moved online last year at the height of the pandemic. It was cancelled the previous year because of the social unrest. This year, participants can buy a tasting pass for wine and special menus at more than 50 restaurants and bars. The board's executive director, Dane Cheng, told Joanne Wong that the organisers were still limited by Covid restrictions but he hoped next year's festival could take place at a mega venue as it did in the past:
New Wine and Dine format praised  Listenfacebook
A tourism professor has praised the new format of the Wine and Dine Festival, saying it fits in with the Tourism Board's 'neighbourhood' campaign, aimed at getting locals to visit various districts. Professor Brian King from the Polytechnic University's School of Hotel and Tourism Management told Samantha Butler that such experimentation was welcome during the pandemic:
Nkorea fires suspected submarine-launched missile  Listenfacebook
South Korea's military says Pyongyang fired at least one ballistic missile from its east coast into the Sea of Japan on Tuesday. In recent weeks, North Korea has also tested a long-range cruise missile, a train-launched weapon and what it said was a "hypersonic warhead". RTHK's correspondent in Seoul, Frank Smith, told Richard Pyne about the significance of the latest missile launch:
Myanmar grants amnesty for thousands of prisoners  Listenfacebook
Crowds have gathered outside jails around Myanmar, where thousands of prisoners were being freed under an amnesty for people arrested for protesting against military rule. The head of the army-installed government, Min Aung Hlaing, announced the amnesty covering more than 5,600 people on Monday. It came three days after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations delivered a rare snub by declining to invite General Min to an upcoming summit, even though Myanmar is part of the 10-member bloc. RTHK's Myanmar expert, Larry Jagan, told Samantha Butler that he believed the amnesty was unrelated to the ASEAN snub: