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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

2022-05-25
Wednesday

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CE: No easing of border controls before July  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, says there is unlikely to be any easing of Hong Kong's pandemic border controls before she completes her term at the end of next month. Heading into the weekly Executive Council meeting, she also ruled out any change on vaccine pass requirements for the time being. She made the comments as 250 new Covid-19 infections were reported on Tuesday - 34 of them imported. Timmy Sung reports:
Trio arrested over explosive find  Listenfacebook
Police have arrested two men and a woman after finding what they believe to be components that could be used to make explosives in a flat in a Wong Tai Sin public housing estate. Joanne Wong reports:
Benny Tai jailed over election spending  Listenfacebook
The co-founder of the Occupy movement, Benny Tai, has been sentenced to 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to illegally promoting his strategic voting scheme for the 2016 Legco polls in newspapers. But he has already spent more than a year behind bars as he awaits trial on national security charges. Priscilla Ng reports:
Five plead not guilty over protest relief fund  Listenfacebook
Cardinal Joseph Zen and five other people have pleaded not guilty to failing to register a now-defunct fund set up to pay the legal and medical fees of anti-government protesters. They are to be put on trial in September. Damon Pang reports:
No mass to mark June Fourth  Listenfacebook
The Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong says it will not hold a mass to mark the 1989 June Fourth movement this year. Natale Ching reports:
Outcry as Laa-Laa takes a tumble  Listenfacebook
A boy breaks a toy in a shop and his parents pay for it. It ought to have been as simple as that. Only the shattering events that took place at Langham Place, in Mong Kok on Sunday, have proven a lot more complicated, as Maggie Ho explains:
Uncertainty over liability in Laa-Laa incident  Listenfacebook
A barrister says it would not be worth it for the parents to take a toy shop to court over the accidental smashing of a nearly two-metre tall Teletubbies figure by a five-year-old boy at a shop in Langham Place. Anson Wong told Joanne Wong that the sum of $30,000 - that the parents initially paid and then demanded a refund - was "not a huge sum” and there were no "right or wrong answers" over who exactly was liable:
More sex harassment training needed in colleges  Listenfacebook
A study has found that private tertiary colleges perform worse than government-financed ones when it comes to anti-sexual harassment policies. The Association for the Advancement of Feminism examined the policies of dozens of local tertiary institutions. The person-in-charge of the study, Yeung Oi-mei, told Natale Ching about the differences in policies of University Grants Committee-funded schools compared to self-funded ones:
Mixed feelings over new Oi! Street Art Space  Listenfacebook
An art critic says the new extension of the Oi! Street Art Space shows the typical top-down approach in Hong Kong, with architects designing a space without consultation with the community. John Batten, president of the International Association of Art Critics Hong Kong, questioned why a Zen-like garden would be built next to a busy road, and the building itself constructed of glass when art spaces need solid walls. Despite his mixed feelings, Mr Batten welcomed the new extension, praising the work presented by the Oi! Street curators. He started by telling Samantha Butler about the history behind the art collective:
Beijing refutes 'misinformation' over Xinjiang  Listenfacebook
Foreign Minister Wang Yi has welcomed the United Nations human rights chief to China, saying he hopes her trip will "clarify misinformation" on Xinjiang. For her part, Michelle Bachelet said she hoped the visit would enable the two parties to work towards advancing human rights in China. Aaron Tam reports:
Li Keqiang congratulates new Australia PM  Listenfacebook
Australia's new Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, has made his first appearance on the world stage at the Quad summit in Tokyo. And many observers saw it as no coincidence that Premier Li Keqiang went out of his way to congratulate Albanese on Tuesday on his election, effectively ending a year-long freeze in diplomatic contact between the two countries. Vicky Wong reports:
Quad nations warn against 'change by force'  Listenfacebook
Leaders from Japan, India, Australia and the United States have been meeting at the Quad summit in Tokyo. Japan's Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, appealed to Quad members to walk together with other countries in the region to help resolve challenges. Annemarie Evans asked RTHK's Tokyo correspondent Julian Ryall about some of the top concerns expressed by the four Quad leaders during their Tokyo gathering: