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Chief executive hopefuls have their own merits: Ronny Tong Listen
The convenor of the Path of Democracy think tank, Ronny Tong, says each of the chief executive hopefuls that have come forward so far have their own merits. But he says one of the most important things they will have to do is to explain how they are going to deal with the problems Hong Kong is facing. Tong also says that Beijing doesn’t seem to be cheering for the Financial Secretary, John Tsang, to enter the chief executive race. But he tells Annemarie Evans that he does not see why the central government will not approve his resignation which he tendered about a month ago.
Code of practice for employment agencies will not have enough teeth Listen
A spokesman for the Asian Migrants' Coordinating Body, Eman Villanueva, says the new code of practice for employment agencies will not have enough teeth to deter them from committing malpractices against domestic helpers. He says his group was expecting the government to come up with something more effective, like legislation. Villanueva speaks to Jim Gould.
Rex Tillerson is not a diplomat Listen
China analyst, Mark O'Neill, says prospective US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson is a specialist in the oil industry worldwide and not a diplomat. He says the comments he made to the US Senate that he would deny Beijing accessing the artificial islands it has been building in the South China Sea is a threat that can’t be implemented. O’Neill tells Annemarie Evans that Tillerson may tone down after he takes office as the US and China are economically dependent on each other.
More big names expected for the Hong Kong T20 Blitz Listen
It's been an exciting week for local cricket fans after a series of big names have confirmed entry to the upcoming T20 Blitz. The West Indies cricket star, Darren Sammy, is the latest to have announced his enrollment. The two-time World T20 winning captain has signed with the Hung Hom Jaguars, teaming up with the likes of Hong Kong's Kinchit Shah and Chris Carter. Former captains Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka and Shahid Afridi of Pakistan will also be joining. The five-team tournament will be played at Tin Kwong Road Recreation Ground from March 8. The tournament’s Director, Max Abbott, said he is very happy with the level of international interest. He tells Jim Gould a few more leading players would be revealed ahead of the event.