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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2017-04-27
Thursday

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Prosecutions won’t help mend political divisions  Listenfacebook
Political commentator Professor Ma Ngok from the Chinese University says he believes many more prosecutions may be on the way. He gave the warning after police charged nine pro-democracy activists in connection with a protest last year against Beijing's interpretation of the Basic Law over oath-taking. Ma says the prosecutions would only make incoming Chief Executive Carrie Lam's job of governing Hong Kong more difficult. He also tells Annemarie Evans they're not going to help mend political divisions either.
Hong Kong may need more land  Listenfacebook
A think-tank founded by former Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa says Hong Kong may need more land for housing in the coming decades than the estimate made by the government. Tung's group, Our Hong Kong Foundation, says the Kwai Chung Container Terminal can be moved to a 2,200 hectare artificial island south of Cheung Chau, to free up urban space. It also says prisons and government facilities can be moved to reclaimed land at Po Toi Island, while Tuen Mun and Tseung Kwan O can be expanded as well. Ryan Ip, a researcher of land and housing policy with the think tank, tells Ben Tse that more land is also needed to provide a better living environment for the public.