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CY Leung deserves very low marks for his work: Emily Lau Listen
Former lawmaker Emily Lau from the Democratic Party says the outgoing Chief Executive CY Leung probably deserves just 5 marks out of 100 for his work over the past five years. She says the number of people living in poverty is still hovering over a million, with some of them living in extreme poverty. Ms Lau also says the waiting time for public housing became longer under Mr Leung's leadership. She tells Annemarie Evans that Hong Kong is now full of frustrated, unhappy and angry people.
Poll suggests people want higher taxes for the rich Listen
A survey suggests that more than two-thirds of the people in Hong Kong want higher taxes for the rich in order to reduce the wealth gap. The survey of 1,000 people by the Education University also found that most of them think social inequality is caused by the action of a small group of people in power. Dr Alfred Wu, who led the study, told Jim Gould that people want the rich to be taxed more despite the government having huge reserves because they want a fair distribution of wealth in society.
Writers publish book on 20th anniversary of the handover Listen
PEN Hong Kong - the local chapter of PEN International - has published a book to mark the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover. It's titled 'Hong Kong 20/20: Reflections on a borrowed place'. The book features some of the city's most prominent and creative literary and artistic minds. Poets, writers, academics and artists reflect on Hong Kong's past and present, and imagine its future. The youngest contributor is 20-year-old Joshua Wong who is the secretary-general of the Demosisto Party that aims to achieve democratic self-determination in Hong Kong. The president of PEN Hong Kong, Jason Ng, spoke to Annemarie Evans.