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Safety tests on bridge a right direction Listen
A former president of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Greg Wong, says the government is moving in the right direction in finding out whether the safety of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge has been compromised. This follows allegations that technicians had faked concrete test results. The Acting Secretary for Transport and Housing, Yau Shing-mu, said visual inspection and a series of non-invasive tests have not found any abnormalities, and construction will continue as scheduled. Wong tells Annemarie Evans that the government should conduct the safety tests step-by-step.
Air quality may not have improved Listen
The Environmental Protection Department says the latest monitoring data shows continuous improvement in air quality in the Pearl River Delta. Newly-released results for last year from a cross-border monitoring network show that annual concentration levels of major pollutants all decreased compared with 2015. The EPD said this shows the effectiveness of recent efforts to improve air quality in the region. But Lung Chi-wai from the Clean Air Network tells Ben Tse this is not entirely the case.
Anger over leaks about Manchester bombing Listen
Greater Manchester police say they've carried out another controlled explosion in the city as investigations continue into Monday's bomb attack that killed twenty-two people. Authorities have made more arrests, bringing the total number of people now in custody to eight. British police, meanwhile, have stopped passing on information about the Manchester bombing investigation directly to the United States. This follows a series of leaks to American media, believed to have come from the US intelligence community. RTHK's London correspondent, Gavin Grey, tells Annemarie Evans that the special relationship between the two sides is breaking down.