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CY Leung was only praised for his hardline approach Listen
Professor Willy Lam from the Centre for China Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong says President Xi Jinping only praised the Chief Executive, CY Leung, for the hardline approach he had taken in running Hong Kong since assuming office in 2012. He says Leung actually appears to have been sacked from his job by the central government, and that is why he had stated he will not seek a second term in office. Lam tells Annemarie Evans that the Chief Secretary, Carrie Lam, is currently in Beijing probably to find out her chances of becoming Hong Kong’s next chief executive.
Money for museum should be used for arts development Listen
An incoming Hong Kong Arts Development Council member, Adrian Chow, says the HK$3.5 billion that will be spent on building a museum in the West Kowloon Cultural District should instead be used for supporting local arts development. The museum will display antiques from the Forbidden City in Beijing, on a long term basis. But Chow tells Jim Gould that he is not particularly excited about this.
Five arrested in Australia for plotting terrorist attack Listen
Police in Australia have arrested five men suspected of planning a terrorist attack in Melbourne on Christmas Day. They say the plot may have involved explosives and other weapons. A train station and a cathedral are thought to have been the targets. The five men have been described as self-radicalised, inspired by Islamic State propaganda and events overseas. RTHK's Australia correspondent, Gerry Gannon, tells Annemarie Evans how the plot was discovered.