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


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Mainland official visits Legco for the first time  Listenfacebook
Legco president, Andrew Leung, has hailed Xia Baolong's visit to the Legislative Council on Sunday as "historic". It came on day four of the mainland official's visit to Hong Kong. Leung says it would never have been possible, if not for the national security law and patriots ruling Hong Kong. Violet Wong reports:
Call to expand national security legislation  Listenfacebook
Security Secretary Chris Tang says Hong Kong needs to introduce more national security legislation. He says the National Security Law introduced by Beijing mainly only addresses issues related to the unrest of 2019. Kelly Yu reports:
New round of e-vouchers served up to residents  Listenfacebook
Hongkongers woke up a little richer on Sunday as $3,000 appeared in people's payment apps, or was ready to collect on their Octopus Cards - courtesy of the government and its latest spending vouchers. The Financial Secretary Paul Chan says it is an instant $20 billion boost to the city's consumption power. But are people going to be splurging out? Vanessa Cheng reports:
First post-Covid Canton Fair held  Listenfacebook
Tens of thousands of buyers and exhibitors have converged on Guangzhou for the Canton Fair, which kicked off on Saturday. Our reporter Kelly Yu went up to talk to some of the participants about the first on-site edition of the massive trade fair since Covid:
Brazil-China relations thaw in post-Bolsonaro era  Listenfacebook
An international law professor says Brazil's president is signalling that he wants to open a new chapter in relations with China. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s four-day visit to the mainland ended on Saturday, with the two signing a number of deals to bring China-Brazil trade to new heights. Evandro Menezes de Carvalho, head of the Centre for Brazil-China Studies, told Janice Wong that the visit carried a lot of meaning as this year marked 30 years since the two sides established a “strategic partnership”, and relations under Lula's predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro, had deteriorated:
Airman suspected in documents leak hit with federal charges  Listenfacebook
A 21-year-old member of the US Air National Guard accused of leaking top secret military intelligence records online has been charged with unlawfully copying and transmitting classified material. Jack Douglas Teixeira of North Dighton, Massachusetts, was arrested at his home on Thursday. He made his initial appearance in a federal court on Friday. RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, says the leaks are an embarrassment for the Five Eyes countries, comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US, as they contradict much of what has been said publicly about the war in Ukraine. He spoke to Samantha Butler: