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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-11-16
Newswrap

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Sexual assault acquittal undermines victims' confidence: legal scholar  Listenfacebook
A former athletics coach was on Friday found NOT guilty by Fanling Court of sexually assaulting a teenage girl almost a decade ago. But the magistrate said just because the allegations could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, it does not necessarily mean they didn’t happen. And he said he hopes the verdict will not affect the me-too movement against sexual harassment and assault. AnneMarie Evans asked Puja Kapai, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, where she also serves as the Convenor of the Women's Studies Research Centre, about the impact this will have on other victims of alleged sexual assault
Sino-US trade war starting to affect Hong Kong's economy  Listenfacebook
The government on Friday said it expects local economic growth to slow further in the final quarter of the year... as the impact of the Sino-US trade dispute starts to bite. The Hong Kong economy grew 2.9 percent in the three-month period ending September, from the same period last year. That is the weakest quarterly growth in two years. Third-quarter GDP growth was dragged down by sluggish exports and less buoyant domestic spending. The government said it believes the economy is facing further headwinds. It is now forecasting economic growth to reach 3.2 percent for the whole of this year - the lower end of its previous forecast range of 3 and 4 percent. Jim Gould asked Duncan Innes-Ker, the Asia Regional Director of the Economist Intelligence Unit, for his interpretation of the numbers
UN-backed tribunal finds Khmer Rouge guilty of genocide  Listenfacebook
A UN-backed tribunal on Friday - for the first time - found that the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia was guilty of genocide. It made the ruling against the two surviving leaders - Nuon Chea, who is 92, and 87-year-old Khieu Sampan. RTHK’s correspondent in Phnom Penh, Luke Hunt explained the significance of the ruling to AnneMarie Evans