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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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Beijing defends protest relief fund arrests  Listenfacebook
Beijing has expressed strong dissatisfaction with western criticism over arrests made in Hong Kong relating to a fund that raised money to help anti-government protesters. Sources say a fifth trustee of the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, former lawmaker Cyd Ho, has now been arrested. The now-defunct fund raised money to support legal and medical fees of protesters. Altis Wong reports:
Lawyers group condemns US sanctions call  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's legal establishment has condemned calls by a group of US Congress members for Washington to impose sanctions on national security judges and prosecutors here. The Bar Association, the professional body for the city's barristers, and the judiciary both issued statements denouncing any attempts to interfere with the SAR's judicial system or its operations. Jimmy Choi reports:
Covid cases trigger Sai Wan Estate lockdown  Listenfacebook
Sai Wan Estate in Kennedy Town was placed under lockdown on Thursday night after three more Covid cases were confirmed there, bringing the total to five. As Wendy Wong reports, the University of Hong Kong has also warned students of a potential outbreak in the district:
Kai Tak operator calls for clearer cruise guidelines  Listenfacebook
The operator of the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal wants the government to outline clear guidelines for cruise ships, should positive Covid cases be found onboard. Jeff Bent, the managing director of World Wide Cruise Terminals, said the cruise industry lacked a suspension mechanism, similar to one for the aviation industry. As such, he said no cruise lines had announced deployments to Hong Kong because of the uncertainty, despite 'cruises-to-nowhere' expected to be permitted from Thursday. Bent told Samantha Butler that the government should put in place a protocol that was attractive and transparent to cruise operators:
Mainland Covid cases hold steady  Listenfacebook
The number of Covid cases reported on the mainland - and in Shanghai - was virtually unchanged as a final push to eradicate the virus from China's business capital picked up steam. Beijing, meanwhile, saw a slight rise in new infections despite ever-tougher anti-pandemic measures in the capital. Priscilla Ng reports:
North Korea announces first Covid outbreak  Listenfacebook
North Korea has officially acknowledged its first outbreak of Covid-19 and ordered a national lockdown. State media said the country's leader, Kim Jong-Un, had chaired a meeting to discuss what it described as a "grave national emergency". RTHK's Seoul correspondent, Frank Smith, told Annemarie Evans that Pyongyang's public acknowledgement of the outbreak indicated it was serious:
Survey finds 12 percent of people harassed at work  Listenfacebook
The Equal Opportunities Commission says a survey it conducted suggests one in eight people have been sexually harassed at work in the past two years. Around 15 percent of the female respondents and nine percent of the male respondents said they had suffered harassment. Natale Ching reports:
Employers could be held liable for sex harassment  Listenfacebook
The Equal Opportunities Commission says employers could in future be held liable when it comes to sexual harassment of employees in the workplace. The watchdog’s policy, research and training acting head, Doris Tsui, told Natale Ching what were the most common types of sexual harassment that workers faced:
Hospital apologises for corpse mix-up  Listenfacebook
Tuen Mun Hospital has apologised for mixing up two corpses. One of them was already cremated before the hospital learnt of the blunder. Wendy Wong reports:
Mixed reaction to anti-touting measures  Listenfacebook
A basketball coach has questioned the effectiveness of the government's latest measures to deal with sports venue touting, saying they do not get to the root of the problem. But a lawmaker welcomed the move, as Damon Pang reports: