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Pro-democracy camp to form concern group Listen
The pro-democracy camp is trying to form a united front against the government's plan to set up a joint immigration checkpoint at the express rail link at West Kowloon Terminus. Opposition lawmakers, senior legal figures, professional and community groups, as well as university student unions are setting up a concern group to map out strategies. The group opposes the plan to lease an area at the terminus to the mainland, and has vowed to fight it in Legco and to make sure the people of Hong Kong understand what's at stake. Hong Kong First lawmaker Claudia Mo is expected to join the concern group. She tells Annemarie Evans what they'll be doing.
More rule changes mooted for Finance Committee Listen
More rule changes aimed at curbing filibustering may be on the way at Legco's Finance Committee. Last week, its chairman, Chan Kin-por, proposed allowing lawmakers to move only one unannounced amendment motion for each funding request from the government. But now he says the pro-establishment camp may want to remove that too. Chan is also suggesting scrapping two subcommittees under the Finance Committee to save time. He spoke to Ben Tse.
Trump’s announcement polarises Americans Listen
US President Donald Trump's surprise decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military has caused anger and confusion across the political divide in Washington. He said transgender people risked burdening the military with large medical bills and disruption. The executive director of the Hong Kong America Center, Glenn Shive, told Annemarie Evans that Trump's decision has polarised the American society.