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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2017-06-01
Thursday

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Judicial reviews are not blocking home production  Listenfacebook
Lee Wing-tat, the chairman of the think tank Land Watch, says legal challenges are not holding back the building of new flats in Hong Kong. He says there have only been one or two such cases. Lee also says the government often gives targets for flat production. But he tells Annemarie Evans that the reality is whether the targets could be fully achieved.
Teaching of Basic Law courses should not mislead students: legislator  Listenfacebook
The lawmaker representing the education sector, Ip Kin-yuen, says there is nothing wrong with teaching Basic Law-related courses in schools. He says they should be taught in a balanced manner and should not mislead the students. But Ip tells Ben Tse that he has found some inaccuracies in the curriculum.
China vows to adhere to Paris climate deal  Listenfacebook
China says it will work with the European Union to uphold the Paris climate agreement - even if "other countries" pull out. US President Donald Trump is expected to announce his decision on the Paris accord on Friday morning Hong Kong time - and there are growing concerns the US would withdraw from the treaty. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said climate change is "a challenge" that can't be ignored. Premier Li Keqiang echoed the sentiment at a speech in Berlin. Without mentioning the US, he said China has been "actively promoting the Paris agreement". He said they were one of the first countries to ratify the agreement and fighting climate change is an "international responsibility". Professor Willy Lam of the History Department at the Chinese University says China will assume a leading role in climate change - if the US does pull out of the Paris accord. He spoke to Annemarie Evans.