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Beijing probably doesn’t yet know who should be next chief executive Listen
An academic says that Beijing probably doesn’t know at this stage who should become Hong Kong’s next chief executive. Professor Ma Ngok from the Politics and Public Administration Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong says if the Chief Secretary, Carrie Lam, also resigns like the Financial Secretary, John Tsang, to run for the top post, the government could become a lame duck administration as no one will pay attention to the incumbent Chief Executive, CY Leung. He also tells Jim Gould that the winning of more than 300 seats by the pan-democratic camp in the polls for the Election Committee that will select the next chief executive, has sent a strong message to the Hong Kong and mainland governments.
Hong Kong way behind on regulating medical beauty services Listen
The Consumer Council says Hong Kong is way behind other places when it comes to regulating medical beauty services. Its Chief Executive, Gilly Wong, says the rules that are currently in place cannot offer proper protection to consumers. She tells Annemarie Evans that the council has made a number of recommendations to the government to deal with the problem.
Cyclone lashes southern Indian states Listen
Authorities in India have evacuated more than 15,000 people from low-lying areas as a cyclone made landfall in Chennai - the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu. They have been moved to safer areas as heavy rains and strong winds lashed the region. In many places, schools and offices were closed as Cyclone Vardah neared the country's southeastern coast. RTHK's Delhi correspondent, Murali Krishnan, speaks to Annemarie Evans about the cyclone.