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Hong Kong people were brainwashed during British colonial rule: Zhou Nan Listen
A former top mainland official says around five generations of Hong Kong people were brainwashed by British colonialists with their ideas during their more than 150-year rule in the city until 1997. During an exclusive interview with RTHK in Beijing, Zhou Nan said the SAR government must strengthen national education. Zhou was the director of the Xinhua News Agency, Beijing's de facto representative office here during the colonial era. Annemarie Evans asked Yuen Chan from the Parents Concern Group on National Education, what she thought of his remarks.
Government withdraws charges against elderly woman Listen
The government has withdrawn all charges against a 75 year-old woman who was arrested earlier this month for selling cardboard without a hawker licence. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department says it made the decision after seeking advice from the Department of Justice. This comes after rising public anger over the prosecution. The Civic Party says it collected more than 14,000 signatures over the weekend to condemn the move. The woman was originally due to appear in court on Wednesday. Civic Party lawmaker, Jeremy Tam, tells Jim Gould he’s glad the charges have been dropped.
Terror attack in north London Listen
Police are treating as a terror attack, an incident in north London where a van drove into a crowd of worshippers near a mosque. Witnesses say the driver had shouted he wanted to kill all Muslims. One man, who was receiving first aid before the incident took place, has died, although it is not yet clear if that was a result of the attack. Ten other people - all Muslims - were injured. The driver has been arrested. RTHK's UK correspondent, Gavin Grey, tells Annemarie Evans that London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, has described the incident as a horrific terrorist attack on innocent people.