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Elderly end police protest, refuse to condemn violence by protesters Listen
A group of elderly people have finished a two-day protest outside police headquarters to show their anger at the treatment of anti-government protesters. The group had set up camp under a footbridge outside the building in Wan Chai, with young protesters also bringing supplies and arriving to show support. Retired high school teacher Tam Kwok-sun, who organised the event, believed they managed to get their message across to the police. Annemarie Evans asked him if the 48-hour sit-in had been difficult.
Lantau Tomorrow Vision idea is ‘baloney’: concern group Listen
A concern group has appealed to the Chief Executive Carrie Lam to withdraw her controversial Lantau Tomorrow Vision plan in her upcoming Policy Address. The Save Lantau Alliance says a HK$550mn funding request for a study relating to the project should be removed from the agenda of Legco's finance committee. Council meetings have now resumed, and Jim Gould asked Dr Tom Yam, a member of the group how concerned he was that this proposal will be approved.
‘Japanese government well prepared for Typhoon Hagibis’ Listen
More than three dozen people have died and many are still missing after Typhoon Hagibis pummelled Japan over the weekend. Over a hundred thousand emergency workers including soldiers have been deployed across the country and have been carrying out recovery work throughout the night. The Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said the government will do its best to get the country back on its feet. Annemarie Evan spoke to RTHK's correspondent in Tokyo, Julian Ryall, and asked him for an update on the situation.