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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-08-17
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Law on sedition may not have been breached: academic  Listenfacebook
A law professor from the University of Hong Kong, Simon Young, says it is highly unlikely that Chan Ho-tin and the Foreign Correspondents’ Club have breached Article 9 of the Crimes Ordinance which deals with sedition. He said there are exceptions in the law and it is extremely broad. Chan, from the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party, gave a speech at the FCC earlier this week. He said separating from China was the only way for Hong Kong to protect its freedoms. This led to supporters of the SAR and central governments to call for enactment of national security laws as soon as possible. Professor Young told Jim Gould that the enactment of the laws would have to consistent with the Bill of Rights:
Human rights group blasts government over performance at U.N.  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor has accused the government of failing to put any effort into making sure the United Nations has an accurate picture of the problem of racism in the city. The group's director, Law Yuk-kai, was at a meeting of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva this week, where SAR officials responded to members' queries. But he said the government's input left a lot to be desired. Law spoke to Ben Tse:

Former Indian prime minister dies, aged 93  Listenfacebook
How are the people of India remembering their former leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and what is his legacy? He died yesterday at the age of 93 in a hospital in New Delhi. He served three times as the country's prime minister, the last term in office ending in 2004. RTHK’s South Asia correspondent, Murali Krishnan, spoke to Jim Gould: