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Reasons for keeping Civic Square closed invalid: lawmaker Listen
Demosisto lawmaker, Nathan Law, says the government’s decision not to reopen Civic Square at government headquarters in Admiralty because of security concerns is not valid. The Chief Executive, CY Leung, says the square won't be reopened during his remaining term in office. He says his administration had considered the security situation in Hong Kong as well as recent attacks in other countries in reaching the conclusion. Law says all the protests that took place at the square before it was closed in 2014 were symbolic. He tells Annemarie Evans that he is hopeful it will be reopened after Chief Executive-elect, Carrie Lam, assumes office.
Cycling Alliance chairman not concerned about bikes being damaged Listen
A newly-set up bicycle sharing scheme in Sha Tin hasn't got off to the best start. Six bikes have been damaged or tossed into the Shing Mun River in the past few days. Police are looking into who's responsible. The service, from a company called Gobee Bike, was only launched last Wednesday with 400 bicycles available for rent. But the chairman of the Hong Kong Cycling Alliance, Martin Turner, tells Annemarie Evans that he's not bothered by what had happened.
North Korea marks founding anniversary of its military Listen
North Korea is marking the founding anniversary of its military, and South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that it could conduct another nuclear test or launch an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time. Pyongyang often marks significant dates by displaying its military capability. It has so far carried out five nuclear tests. Such a move could test the developing North Korea policies of US President, Donald Trump, who has reportedly settled on a strategy that emphasises increased pressure on North Korea with the help of China, the North's only major ally. RTHK's Seoul correspondent, Frank Smith, tells Annemarie Evans that a lot of diplomatic activity is taking place in the US.