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CY Leung given consolation prize Listen
China analyst Mark O’Neill says Beijing has given a consolation prize to outgoing Chief Executive CY Leung by appointing him to the mainland’s top advisory body. He says it won’t affect the One Country, Two Systems principle unless he starts attending to the affairs of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in his remaining four months in office. O’Neill also tells Annemarie Evans that the on-going meeting of the CPPCC in Beijing is expected to affirm the mainland’s policies towards Hong Kong.
Gay Olympics bidders hopeful Hong Kong will host games Listen
Bidders aiming to bring the "Gay Olympics" to Hong Kong in 2022 say the territory has all the required facilities to host the games. On Wednesday, Hong Kong was shortlisted to host the 10-day event which is expected to attract about 15,000 participants and 40,000 visitors. The co-chair of the bid team Dennis Philipse speaks to Jim Gould.
Francois Fillon embroiled in scandal Listen
The French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is facing new problems after a wave of resignations from his campaign team, including its treasurer. The candidate is embroiled in a scandal over payments made to his British wife for parliamentary work she allegedly never did. It's been confirmed that police have searched Fillon's flat in Paris again as part of their investigation. RTHK's UK correspondent Gavin Grey tells Annemarie Evans that Fillon is determined to carry on with his presidential campaign, but things may not work out for him.