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John Tsang’s campaign rallies may not help him: academic Listen
A political commentator from the City University says the campaign rallies by Chief Executive candidate, John Tsang, may not help him win the top job. James Sung says Beijing has already indicated who it prefers to become Hong Kong’s next leader. He tells Annemarie Evans that this message has been reinforced by DAB party's senate chairman, Lo Man-tuen, in his newspaper article which stated that Tsang always knew he didn't have Beijing's trust, but pushed ahead with his bid for Chief Executive anyway.
Internet journalism popular among Hong Kong people Listen
An academic says internet journalism has become very popular among Hong Kong people. Grace Leung, from the Chinese University's Journalism and Communication School, says the decision by the High Court to back a government ban on online journalists who want to cover this Sunday's Chief Executive Election in person was therefore unfortunate. The judge ruled that it shouldn't be up to the court to tell the government what it can or can't do. But he agreed to carry out a review later, on the official policy that bars internet media from all official press events. Leung speaks to Jim Gould.
Taiwan’s top court begins hearing gay marriages case Listen
A panel of judges at Taiwan’s top court has begun hearing a case that could make the island the first place in Asia to introduce gay marriages. The case has been brought by a gay activist as well as municipal authorities from the capital, Taipei. Taiwan's parliament has also been debating whether to pass laws that would allow same-sex marriages. Journalist Cindy Sui, who is in Taipei, tells Annemarie Evans that the court hearing is quite unprecedented.