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Extradition demands deadline passes with no government response  Listenfacebook
A deadline set by extradition bill protesters for the government to agree to a list of demands came and went at five pm this afternoon without any official response. The protesters have been demanding the government completely withdraw the controversial extradition bill – or face an escalation in their protest action. Our reporter Frances Sit was at the demonstration area outside the Legislative Council when the deadline passed. She told Ben Tse what happened:
Xi Jinping meets Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang  Listenfacebook
President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have held talks in Pyongyang, in the first visit by a Chinese leader to the country in 14 years. President Xi, his wife Peng Liyuan and senior officials were greeted with a 21-gun salute at a huge arrival ceremony at the airport in the North Korean capital. Annemarie Evans asked our correspondent in Seoul, Frank Smith, how important this visit is to North Korea:
China's former Interpol chief pleads guilty to bribery  Listenfacebook
Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei pleaded guilty at a trial in China on Thursday to accepting US$2.1 million in bribes – a remarkable fall from grace for the former vice minister of public security. The Tianjin No.1 Intermediate Court said Meng "showed repentance" during the hearing, which was the culmination of a dramatic case that shook the international police organisation and put a spotlight on the mainland’s opaque judicial system. The verdict will be announced at a "select date or time", said court in northern China in a statement, without specifying further. Annemarie Evans spoke to China analyst Mark O' Neill about the case: