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Hundreds of thousands of people had demanded the private members’ bill Listen
Barrister and lawmaker, Priscilla Leung, says a private members' bill was submitted to the Department of Justice to make it an offence for people to insult law enforcement officers because of demand from hundreds of thousands of members of the public. She says the situation is worsening, particularly against the police who have become a target of hate. Leung tell Annemarie Evans that the law is needed so that officers could work in what she called a “respectable and reasonable environment”.
Think tank says its proposal could bring thousands of flats onto the market Listen
A think tank says thousands of flats could become available for people waiting for public housing if the government adopts a scheme that it has proposed. The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre has suggested allowing owners of subsidised flats to rent them out, without paying the required land premium. Currently, no such transactions are allowed under the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS). The centre says part of the rental income should go to the government, which would use the money to subsidise those on the public-housing waiting list to rent other HOS units that are available. The centre's economist, Jackie Si Tou, speaks to Jim Gould.
China's home-built jetliner makes successful maiden flight Listen
China's first home-made commercial jet has successfully completed its maiden flight in Shanghai. It has taken almost a decade for the project to take off, having been beset by delays blamed on manufacturing problems. President Xi Jinping has called for a domestic aviation industry to reflect the nation's growing capabilities. But China analyst Mark O'Neill tells Annemarie Evans that the components for the plane came from abroad.