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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2016-12-16
Friday

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Confidence in air traffic control system still shaky  Listenfacebook
The spokesperson for the Airport Development Concern Network, Michael Mo, says the new air traffic control system at Hong Kong International Airport still appears to be unstable. He was responding to the Director-General of Civil Aviation, Simon Li, who says an expert panel has concluded that the system is safe and reliable -- despite the persistent problems during its first month of operation. But Mo says confidence in it is still shaky. He tells Annemarie Evans that any remaining problems should be fixed to minimise flight disruptions during the upcoming peak travelling season.
Taxi Council defends proposed taxi fare increase  Listenfacebook
The chairman of the Taxi Council, Dr Hung Wing-tat, says an 18 percent increase in taxi fares will not drastically increase incomes of taxi owners and drivers. He says the hike will just make up for inflation over the past few years. Hung also says the number of complaints about taxi service are not too great. But he tells Jim Gould there is room for improvement.
Donald Trump has acted in an unconventional way over appointment: correspondent  Listenfacebook
US president-elect Donald Trump has chosen lawyer David Friedman to serve as America's ambassador to Israel. Friedman advised Trump on US-Israel issues during his presidential campaign. A statement from Trump's transition team said Friedman's "strong relationships in Israel will form the foundation of his diplomatic mission". Friedman says he looks forward to working "from the US Embassy in Israel's eternal capital, Jerusalem", a move that will anger the Palestinians. Jerusalem-based journalist, Robert Berger, tells Annemarie Evans that the appointment shows the unconventional way Trump deals with various issues.