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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2019-03-18
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MTR collision ‘not a cause for concern’  Listenfacebook
Roundtable lawmaker Michael Tien says there's no need for people to worry too much about Monday morning's MTR train collision near Central station, because this is exactly the kind of problem that tests are designed to find. The MTR Corporation says a software problem led to the unprecedented collision during overnight testing of a new signalling system. The trains were empty but both drivers suffered minor injuries. The railway says it's still unclear when full services can resume between the Admiralty and Central stations of the Tsuen Wan Line, and tests on the new system have been shelved for now. Annemarie Evans asked Tien, who used to chair the KCRC, if people should be concerned about the safety of the new signalling system:
US lawmakers ‘worried’ about One Country, Two Systems  Listenfacebook
A delegation of US lawmakers is said to have expressed concern about the implementation of One Country, Two Systems in Hong Kong in a meeting with 17 Legco members here. The visiting delegation from the National Committee on United States-China Relations also met the Secretary for Justice, Teresa Cheng, and American business representatives. Legal sector lawmaker Dennis Kwok of the Civic Party told Richard Pyne the delegates were very well-briefed about recent developments in Hong Kong:
Beijing says 13,000 Xinjiang 'terrorists' arrested since 2014  Listenfacebook
Beijing has defended its controversial security crackdown in Xinjiang. According to a government white paper, nearly 13,000 'terrorists' have been arrested there since 2014. Mainland authorities also say hundreds of 'terrorist gangs' were broken up. Beijing has come under international criticism over its policies in the region, where as many as a million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are said to be held in internment camps. Annemarie Evans asked Patrick Poon, China researcher for Amnesty International what he thought of the white paper: