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


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Lawmakers continue scrutiny of Art 23 bill  Listenfacebook
Secretary for Justice Paul Lam says public officers who spread fake information, with the intention of undermining national security, run the risk of being prosecuted under the planned Article 23 law. He was speaking in Legco as lawmakers and the administration continue to discuss the Safeguarding National Security Bill. Violet Wong reports:
Art 23 comparisons should be 'impartial and fair'   Listenfacebook
Former chief executive CY Leung says provisions in the proposed Article 23 national security law are "entirely reasonable". Leung, a vice-chairman of the top political advisory body, the CPPCC, says the draft legislation is relatively loose compared to national security laws in other jurisdictions. He noted there was no death penalty or corporal punishment. He spoke to Kelly Yu on the sidelines of the "two sessions" in Beijing:
Develop maritime services to boost GDP  Listenfacebook
CY Leung also says Hong Kong is not "over" and has many possibilities ahead. He was responding to former Morgan Stanley Asia head, Stephen Roach, who said the city was in demise and the Hang Seng Index was lagging behind its peers. Leung told Kelly Yu that the SAR could make use of its strengths to build a robust maritime insurance sector:
SFC: HK needs more stable business environment  Listenfacebook
The chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission has also brushed aside claims that Hong Kong is no longer an international financial hub. On the sidelines of the “two sessions” in Beijing, Tim Lui said he was aware of comments that Hong Kong's financial centre was in "ruins". But he told Vanessa Cheng that he believed the sector had a very bright future, and that Hong Kong was working closely with the mainland over market development and regulatory issues:
Pair in court after baby corpses found  Listenfacebook
A man and a woman are due in court on Monday, following the discovery of two dead babies at a flat in Tuen Mun last week. A cleaner found the bodies, which had been stored in jars. Anne Chan reports:
Five arrested over alleged ticketing scam  Listenfacebook
Five women have been arrested over an alleged scam involving tickets for various events, including a pop concert by Mirror, and last month's football friendly with Inter Miami at the Hong Kong Stadium. Violet Wong reports:
CPPCC concludes annual session  Listenfacebook
The nation’s top political advisory body, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, has concluded its annual session in Beijing. Kelly Yu reports:
US air-drops more food aid into Gaza  Listenfacebook
The United States has conducted another airdrop into the Gaza Strip as part of a new push to provide aid to desperate Palestinians. The US military said the drop contained more than 10,000 meals. It comes days after President Biden - in his State of the Union address - said the US would build a temporary pier to supply the besieged enclave by sea. RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, told Carol Musgrave that the pier could not replace the work of food aid trucks:
Resounding defeat in double Irish referendum  Listenfacebook
Irish voters have rejected proposals to replace constitutional references to the makeup of a family and a mother's "duties in the home" in a significant defeat for the government. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar had pitched the vote - held on Friday to coincide with International Women's Day - as a chance to delete some "very old-fashioned, very sexist language about women". RTHK's UK correspondent, Gavin Grey, told Janice Wong that the defeats would hurt the prime minister personally:
Kids, non-golf fans praise LIV Golf tournament  Listenfacebook
Visitors to the LIV Golf tournament over the weekend have declared the event a resounding success, with parents and children agreeing that the so-called "golf but louder" experience would attract fresh blood to the sport. Hailey Yip reports: