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Flat sales expected to continue despite rise in negative equity cases Listen
The chairman of Professional Property Services, Nicholas Brooke, says he expects property developers to continue selling flats despite a sharp rise in the number of homeowners trapped in negative equity. He says if property prices keep dropping, the developers would be under more pressure to offload the flats they have on hand. Brooke also tells Annemarie Evans that he does not expect the government to start easing property-cooling measures for the time being.
Third runway project could be devastating for Chinese White Dolphins Listen
The chairman of the Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society, Samuel Hung, says the building of the third runway at Hong Kong International Airport would have a devastating effect on the Chinese White Dophins in the area. He says their numbers have already declined since the construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge started a few years ago. Hung tells Priscilla Ng that it is "wishful thinking" on part of officials who believe the dolphins would return to the area once the building of the runway is completed.
Korean-American stands good chance to have sentence commuted Listen
RTHK’s Seoul correspondent Frank Smith says Korean-American Kim Dong-Chul has a good chance of having his sentence on charges of subversion and espionage commuted. Kim was sentenced to 10 years hard labour for the offences by North Korea’s Supreme Court. Smith tells Annemarie Evans that Pyongyang sentences American citizens to get concessions from the US.