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

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Pan-democrats continue push to impeach Holden Chow, CY Leung  Listenfacebook
Opposition lawmakers are pushing ahead with plans to impeach Holden Chow, even after the DAB lawmaker stepped down as the deputy chair of a Legco probe into the Chief Executive, CY Leung. Mr Chow resigned on Friday morning after days of intense pressure since the revelation that he'd let the CE amend his suggestions for the scope of the investigation. The probe relates to CY Leung's acceptance of HK$50mn from Australian firm UGL. The pan-democrats are also moving to try to impeach the outgoing Chief Executive as well. New People's Party lawmaker Regina Ip told RTHK's Annemarie Evans that Mr Leung had clearly taken advantage of an inexperienced lawmaker:
Record HIV infections in Hong Kong is ‘cause for concern’  Listenfacebook
A concern group is warning that Hong Kong stands to become Asia's capital for HIV, unless the city can stem the rising number of infections here. The government reported 202 infections over the first three months of the year – a record quarterly high, and officials warn that the rising trend is set to continue. Doctors say part of the problem is that members of high-risk groups don't think that they have to use condoms all the time – especially when they're in stable relationships. The programme director of Aids Concern, Mandy Cheung, told Jim Gould that the new HIV infection figures are alarming:
Tokyo paves way for Akihito abdication  Listenfacebook
Japan's government has approved a one-off bill which, if passed, will allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate. The 83-year-old emperor said last year that his age and health were making it hard for him to fulfill his official duties. But there is no provision under existing law for him to abdicate and be succeeded by Crown Prince Naruhito. The bill will now go to the parliament, where it is widely expected to be passed. Annemarie Evans asked our Tokyo correspondent Julian Ryall what's likely to happen next: