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Government ignoring historical reasons for having country parks: lawmaker Listen
A lawmaker has accused the government of ignoring the historical reasons for having country parks in Hong Kong. Edward Yiu, who represents the architectural, surveying and planning sector in the Legislative Council, says the parks provide catchment areas to collect rainwater for reservoirs. His comments came after the Chief Executive, CY Leung, said the government will launch a major interdepartmental study to identify country park areas that could be sacrificed for development. Yiu speaks to Annemarie Evans.
Hong Kong people should rein in spending on clothing: Greenpeace Listen
Greenpeace Hong Kong has called on the public to be more socially responsible, after a survey it conducted found Hong Kong people spend HK$25 billion a year on new clothes. That is about twice as much as what people in Taiwan spend annually on clothing. A campaigner with Greenpeace, Bonnie Pang, tells Richard Pyne that people in the city could start learning how to rein in their urge to spend during the upcoming Lunar New Year.
US withdrawal from trade deal will benefit China Listen
The President of the Hong Kong America Center, Glenn Shive, says America’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will benefit China and not the United States. He says if the US had remained a signatory, it would also have accelerated economic growth both within America and the Asia-Pacific region. Beijing has issued a statement saying tariffs and trade wars provide no winners and it's ready to work with all sides to provide impetus for the global economy. Shive also tells Annemarie Evans that Rex Tillerson is on his way to becoming the next US Secretary of State.