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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2017-06-12
Monday

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HK is a 'laughing stock' for major tech companies: Charles Mok  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong’s legislator for the information technology sector says the city has become a ‘laughing stock’ for international tech companies – who he says now see competitors such as Singapore and Taipei as better expansion options than the SAR. Charles Mok told RTHK’s Jim Gould that the government’s ongoing battle against the ride-sharing platform Uber demonstrates its bureaucratic mindset and unwillingness to revamp outdated laws to foster innovation:
New e-waste policy will only affect 'a small number' of recyclers: government  Listenfacebook
The government has played down concerns that its new e-waste policy will force hundreds of recyclers out of business, saying it expects that “quite a small number” will actually be affected. A new producer responsibility scheme covering the recycling of appliances like computers, fridges and washing machines is due to be introduced at the end of the year. But the Hong Kong Recycling Chamber of Commerce is complaining that many of its members will be unable to fulfill what it says are tough criteria to get a licence to continue operating. However, Assistant Director of Environmental Protection, Samson Lai, assured RTHK’s Ben Tse that the actual impact will be minimal:
Embattled British PM prepares for showdown with Conservative MPs  Listenfacebook
British Prime Minister Theresa May's future is hanging in the balance as she prepared for a showdown with angry MPs from her Conservative party following its disastrous performance in last week's election. May's Conservatives unexpectedly lost their majority in parliament in Thursday's snap vote, causing political chaos ahead of Brexit talks with the European Union set to start next week. May however has vowed to stay on. RTHK's UK correspondent, Gavin Grey, told Jim Gould how long people reckon Theresa May can remain as Prime Minister: