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Donald Tsang may not face more time in prison because of retrial Listen
Senior Counsel Ronny Tong says former Chief Executive Donald Tsang may not necessarily face more time in prison if he is retried and convicted of a corruption charge. This came after a nine-member jury failed to reach a majority verdict on the charge last week, but convicted him for a charge of misconduct in public office. Tong, who's also the convenor of Path of Democracy think tank, says the corruption charge arose out of the same transaction as the other offence. He tells Annemarie Evans that Tsang may just get a concurrent sentence if found guilty.
Hong Kong Disneyland’s profits expected to bounce back Listen
Dr Markus Schuckert from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Polytechnic University says he expects Hong Kong Disneyland’s profits to bounce back. But he says this will take some time. Schuckert says the Shanghai Disney Resort is not taking away business for the theme park in Hong Kong. He tells Jim Gould that Hong Kong Disneyland needs to continue innovating in order to attract visitors.
Iraqi forces launch offensive Listen
Iraqi government forces have advanced into a handful of villages on the opening day of an offensive to recapture the western half of the city of Mosul from the Islamic State jihadist group. Thousands of troops are involved in the assault, backed by artillery and helicopter gunships. The eastern part was recaptured a month ago with the help of American forces. The Iraqi army says that in the latest operation, several villages have been retaken. Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University in Britain, tells Annemarie Evans that the offensive is a start by the Iraqi army to liberate western Mosul.