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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2017-06-29
Thursday

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Xi Jinping may not touch on controversial issues publicly  Listenfacebook
Political commentator Joseph Cheng says President Xi Jinping has not given any warning to independence advocates so far during his visit to Hong Kong because he might be taking a softly-softly approach unlike other state leaders. He says Xi wants everyone to know that China values the return of Hong Kong to the motherland in 1997. Cheng also says Xi wants to send a message that the mainland leadership will firmly support the development of Hong Kong. But he tells Annemarie Evans that he may not touch on controversial issues in public during his visit to the territory.
Administration urged to find out source of waste at beach  Listenfacebook
The government's been urged to find out the source of a large amount of medical and chemical waste being washed up on a beach in Discovery Bay. A local resident, Moran Zukerman, collected more than 500 syringes from San Pak Wan over the course of six months. He also collected medicine bottles and packets there. Plastic Free Seas, an environmental group, says this is the third and by far the largest batch of waste it's found and submitted to the Environmental Protection Department since last year. The group's CEO, Tracey Read, tells Ben Tse how much waste was found this time round.
Cardinal charged with sex offences in Australia  Listenfacebook
Police in Australia have charged a senior Roman Catholic Cardinal, George Pell, with multiple counts of sexually abusing children. He has strongly denied the alleged offences, which are said to have taken place in the 1970s. He also said he would take leave from the Vatican and return to Australia to clear his name. The Deputy Commissioner of Victoria State police, Shane Patton, told a news conference the allegations were made by more than one person. RTHK's Australia correspondent, Gerry Gannon, tells Annemarie Evans how the case is playing out in the country.