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Conduct exams differently: Michael Tien Listen
The vice-chairman of the New People’s Party, lawmaker Michael Tien, says he stills supports the controversial assessment tests for primary school students. He says he added his name to a joint letter asking the government not to hold the tests in May because they should be carried out in other ways. Tien pointed out that the United States and Canada conduct them by using different methods. He also tells Annemarie Evans he will not support a boycott of the tests by parents.
Penalties too lenient: WWF Listen
Conservationists have criticised the penalties imposed by Eastern Court on illegal ivory traders, calling them too lenient. WWF says it's "extremely disappointed" that two traders were only fined a total of HK$14,000 on Tuesday, despite clear evidence that they had engaged in the illegal possession and sale of ivory products. The authorities found that a pair of chopsticks they sold was made out of ivory obtained after an import ban that came into effect in 1990. WWF's Conservation Director, Gavin Edwards, speaks to Jim Gould.
Lee Ming-che could have been detained for a variety of reasons: correspondent Listen
Taipei-based journalist, Cindy Sui, says it is not clear why the mainland authorities have detained Taiwanese rights activist, Lee Ming-che. But she says there is speculation that it could be related to the work he is doing or even because of the Taiwanese President, Tsai Ing-wen, who took office last year. Sui speaks to Annemarie Evans.