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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2017-04-05
Wednesday

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There may be nothing to discuss: trade unionist  Listenfacebook
Trade unionist, Lee Cheuk-yan, says there is nothing to discuss if the Federation of Hong Kong Industries is questioning whether there is a need to make severance or long-service payments to workers in future. The remarks were made by the federation’s Jimmy Kwok who's a member of the Labour Advisory Board. Jim Gould asked Lee, who’s from the Labour Party, what he thinks about Kwok's comments.

Government urged to protect sensitive data  Listenfacebook
An information technology expert, Anthony Lai, says the government needs to do a better job in protecting sensitive data. This comes after the Census and Statistics Department revealed that it lost the personal data of 46 people, when a tablet used during last year's population by-census went missing at a fast-food restaurant. The data on another tablet that went missing earlier was remotely deleted. Officials believe the risk of data leakage is extremely low in the latest case, because the information was encrypted and the tablet locked by dual-password authentication. Ben Tse asked Mr Lai - the founder of Valkyrie-X Security Research - whether he agreed with the officials that the risk of data leakage is extremely low.

Japan expresses anger over North Korea’s latest missile launch  Listenfacebook
Japan has reacted angrily to North Korea's latest missile launch, calling it extremely problematic. Pyongyang fired a medium-range ballistic missile from a land-based facility near its eastern port of Sinpo into the Sea of Japan. The launch comes just before President Xi Jinping visits the United States to meet President Donald Trump. The Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe said the test was a provocation. RTHK's Seoul correspondent, Frank Smith, tells Ben Tse that the timing of the latest test is significant.

Hong Kong names squad for Rugby Sevens  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong have named an experienced final squad for this weekend’s Rugby Sevens tournament. They are among 12 nations competing in the World Series qualifying tournament, which will battle for one available place in next year's World Series. The home side kicks off their campaign on Friday afternoon against Namibia. The new Hong Kong coach, Paul John, speaks to Jim Gould.