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Public consultation on museum should have been done earlier Listen
Civic Party legislator, Tanya Chan, says a public consultation on building the Hong Kong Palace Museum should have been carried out before a decision was taken to build it. She says the basic question that should have been asked during the consultation is whether the museum should be constructed at the West Kowloon Cultural District. Chan speaks to Annemarie Evans.
Room for improvement in Hong Kong’s air quality Listen
Winnie Tse from the Clean Air Network advocacy group says there is room for improvement in Hong Kong’s air quality because the Air Quality Objectives adopted by the government are too lax. She says despite the improvement in the city’s air quality last year, the major source of pollution remains emissions from vehicular traffic. Tse says this is because the number of cars on the roads keep increasing every year. She tells Ben Tse that she hopes the next administration would take a serious view of the situation.
Park Guen-hye’s impeachment trial begins Listen
The impeachment trial of South Korea's President, Park Geun-hye, has started with her lawyers arguing there is no evidence to back the corruption allegations that threaten to force her from office. Parliament voted to impeach Park last month over an influence-peddling scandal that has brought hundreds of thousands of protesters onto the streets every week demanding her removal. The Constitutional Court's initial hearing on Tuesday was curtailed after she failed to attend. RTHK's Seoul correspondent, Frank Smith, tells Annemarie Evans that the court decided to proceed with the hearing even though Park did not turn up again.