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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2017-08-21
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Insufficient planning went into two-way toll collection system: expert  Listenfacebook
A transport expert, Hung Wing-tat, says there was insufficient planning in introducing the new two-way toll collection system for the Lantau Link. He says there wasn’t sufficient publicity and the toll was being collected in what he called a "very old-fashioned way", which contributed to the serious jams on Monday. Hung, who's a fellow at the Hong Kong Society of Transport Studies, says he expects the situation to improve on Tuesday. But he tells Jim Gould that the even though two more toll-collection booths will be opened, they may not be very helpful.
Thought about taking out injunction only occurred recently: Junius Ho  Listenfacebook
Pro-establishment lawmaker, Junius Ho, says the possibility of taking out an injunction to stop Occupy Central founder and law professor, Benny Tai, from teaching at the University of Hong Kong only occurred to him recently. He says this happened after Tai criticised the Court of Appeal’s decision to jail three young pro-democracy activists for storming Civic Square in 2014. Ho says the ruling came after the court went through the proper legal procedures. He told Annemarie Evans that Tai then allegedly started to mislead students about the rule of law.
US and South Korea start military drills  Listenfacebook
The United States has begun joint military exercises with South Korea, at a time of rising tension on the Korean Peninsula. The exercises have taken place regularly since 1976, and will be largely computer simulated. North Korea has condemned the drills, which will involve thousands of US troops, as a highly provocative rehearsal for war. But South Korea's President, Moon Jae-in, denied that was the case. RTHK's Seoul correspondent, Frank Smith, spoke to Annemarie Evans about the drills.