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Government’s attempt to remove lawmakers could be likened to a coup: Alan Leong  Listenfacebook
A former chairman of the Bar Association, Civic Party chairman Alan Leong, says the government’s lawsuit to disqualify four more pro-democracy legislators from the Legislative Council can be likened to a coup to oust popularly-elected lawmakers from office. He says although the administration has the power to initiate such legal proceedings, it does not mean that the power should be exercised to the extreme.
Leong tells Annemarie Evans that the government’s action is an affront to the hundreds of thousands of people who voted for the four, as well as Younspiration’s Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching who were earlier stripped of their seats in the legislature.
Public may not find voluntary health insurance scheme attractive  Listenfacebook
A patients' advocacy group, Hong Kong Patients' Voices, has expressed disappointment with the government's decision not to include two contentious elements in its long-debated voluntary health insurance scheme to be implemented next year. The administration wants insurers to set up a premium cap for high-risk patients and must not reject any applications. The Health Secretary, Ko Wing-man, says the two requirements may take another two to three years to be ironed out. But the chairman of Hong Kong Patients’ Voices, Tsang Kin-ping, says the scheme has been debated for 10 years and nothing has been concluded. He tells Annemarie Evans that if the two contentious elements are not included, the public might find the scheme unattractive.
Construction of Titanic’s replica begins  Listenfacebook
Construction of the world's first full-size replica of the Titanic has begun on the mainland to become a lakeside tourist draw. The 269-metre long, 28-metre wide ship will be docked permanently on a reservoir near Suining, east of Chengdu in Sichuan province. The new ship will be the centrepiece of a theme park bankrolled by mainland energy company, Seven Star Energy Investment Group. Annemarie Evans asked RTHK’s Beijing correspondent, Paul James, about the project.