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Beijing is very worried about Hong Kong independence: commentator Listen
Political commentator, Johnny Lau, says Beijing is getting increasingly worried about Hong Kong independence. He says mainland leaders want the Chief Executive, CY Leung, to put a stop to this, but his comments on the issue are making things worse. Lau also tells Annemarie Evans that there are no signs of dissidents in Hong Kong and Taiwan joining hands to push for the city’s independence.
Constitutional affairs minister should have taken responsibility and resigned: lawmaker Listen
A lawmaker says he's disappointed that the blame for the loss of two laptop computers containing the names and personal details of all voters in Hong Kong was shifted to frontline civil servants. Alvin Yeung, who is also the leader of the Civic Party, says the constitutional affairs minister, Raymond Tam, as a principal official, should have taken responsibility and resigned even though the term of the current government ends on June 30. He spoke to Jim Gould.
Beijing trying to pressure Taiwanese president Listen
Taipei-based journalist, Cindy Sui, says Beijing is trying to pressure Taiwanese President, Tsai Ing-wen, into accepting the one-China policy. This follows the decision by Panama to switch diplomatic relations to Beijing from Taipei. Panama says it now recognises that there is only one China, and that Taiwan is a part of China. Sui says the number of allies Taiwan has around the world is down to 20. She tells Annemarie Evans that there could now be a domino effect.