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Disappointment over reform proposals for Medical Council Listen
The President of the Medical Association, Choi Kin, says he is totally disappointed with the government's latest proposals to reform the Medical Council. He says it will make no difference even if four new lay members being proposed for the body will not be appointed by the chief executive. Choi tells Jim Gould that there are also many other issues that need to be tackled before the council could be made more efficient.
China’s financial strength may erode: Moody’s Listen
The ratings agency, Moody’s, says it downgraded China's credit worthiness because the country’s financial strength may erode in the coming years. It also says its economy-wide debt is expected to continue rising as potential growth slows. The one-notch downgrade to A1 from Aa3, comes as Beijing struggles with rising financial risks from years of credit-fuelled stimulus. The Associate Managing Director of Moody's, Marie Diron, speaks to Annemarie Evans.
Taiwan’s top court rules in favour of same-sex marriage Listen
Taiwan's top judges have decided in favour of same-sex marriage, paving the way for it to become the first place in Asia to do so. The island's highest court has ruled on a constitutional challenge to current laws, which say that marriage is between a man and a woman. The parliament will now have to amend the laws or pass new ones. The landmark decision came as the LGBT community faces increasing persecution in the region. Journalist Cindy Sui in Taipei tells Annemarie Evans that the court's ruling was widely expected.