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Education system should be revamped Listen
The chairman of the Samaritans, George Woo, says students are facing immense pressure not only from teachers in schools but also their parents. He says the push for excellence is affecting their mental and physical health. Three teenagers have committed suicide over the past eight days, and Woo says the cases are alarming. He tells Annemarie Evans that the English Schools Foundation is doing an excellent job and the government should consider introducing an education system that is similar to the one used by it.
Carrie Lam should be more specific on tertiary education policy Listen
A political analyst from the City University, Cheung Chor-yung, says Chief Executive-contender, Carrie Lam, should be more specific about how she is going to deal with the higher education sector if she gets the top job. Lam said in her election manifesto that, among other things, she would propose pumping in an extra HK$5-billion a year into education, to give students a greater sense of national identity. She also says home-buying will be the main theme of her housing policy. Jim Gould asked Cheung what he thinks about Lam’s proposals.
North Korea fires another missile Listen
North Korea has confirmed what it called the "successful" firing of a ballistic missile on Sunday in a test supervised by leader Kim Jong-un. State news agency, KCNA, described it as a "surface-to-surface medium-to-long-range ballistic missile". There was widespread condemnation of the launch, which appeared timed to coincide with the visit of Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, to the United States. South Korea's defence ministry was in no doubt that the missile test was aimed at testing the response of US President Donald Trump. Annemarie Evans asked RTHK's Seoul correspondent Frank Smith about his take on the latest development.