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Corruption allegations could damage government's reputation Listen
A political analyst at the Chinese University Willy Lam says the reputation of the Hong Kong government would certainly be damaged if there is evidence that retired officials have been engaging in corrupt activities. He says the administration should introduce more stringent regulations to regulate the activities of these former officials especially those who engage in work for the mainland government and Chinese companies, as corruption is prevalent in China. But Professor Lam told Annemarie Evans that the bribery case involving former home affairs secretary Patrick Ho is different from that of other senior officials who have been prosecuted in Hong Kong in connection with other cases.
The Education Policy Concern Organisation says there should be no room for brainwashing students or hiding historical facts from them in a revised secondary school curriculum that’s the subject of a public consultation. Its chairman Mervyn Cheung told Jim Gould that there should not be any political considerations on what should be or should not be taught.
Prominent mainland human rights lawyer jailed Listen
A prominent mainland human rights lawyer and activist Jiang Tianyong has been sentenced to two years in jail for inciting subversion of state power. Prosecutors said he had used social media platforms to denigrate the government and judicial authorities, and incited others to subvert state power. Jiang said in court that he won't appeal. Rights groups called his trial a sham. William Nee, China Researcher at Amnesty International, spoke to Annemarie Evans.