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Government should study its youth policy  Listenfacebook
A community group has urged the government to look into its youth policy to find out why young people have consistently been unhappy over the past years. The group, Hong Kong-We-Care, says the education system could be a factor as it affects the lives of young people. One of its advisers, Eugene Fong, says, however, that a survey they conducted suggests a majority of the people in Hong Kong are significantly happier with their lives compared with a year ago - even though most are still not satisfied with life in general in the city. He says more than 1,300 people were polled in September and around 60 percent of them said they were happy, compared with less than one-third in 2016. Fong spoke to Todd Harding.
Government urged to provide more assistance to those living in poverty  Listenfacebook
The government is being urged to provide more subsidies for people living below the poverty line. This came after a study suggested as many as 40 percent of those who don't receive Comprehensive Social Security Allowance have to spend an increasing amount on rent, which leaves them with less money to buy food. The Hong Kong Council of Social Service is calling for more support for the poor, after examining data from the government's 2014 household expenditure survey. The council's business director, Anthony Wong, spoke to Jim Gould.
Effectiveness of temporary ban on fireworks remains to be seen: correspondent  Listenfacebook
RTHK's India correspondent, Murali Krishnan, says it remains to be seen if a ban by the country's Supreme Court on the sale of fireworks in Delhi in the run-up to the Hindu festival of Diwali would help prevent air pollution in the city from worsening. He says those who have already bought them will still be allowed to set them off. Delhi's air quality has been ranked among the worst in the world. The ban on the sale and distribution of firecrackers will last until November 1. Krishnan spoke to Jim Gould.