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Current laws not enough to protect police from verbal abuse: lawmaker  Listenfacebook
Lawmaker Priscilla Leung, who has drafted a private member’s bill to make insulting police officers an offence, says currents laws are not enough to protect them. She said the situation in society has worsened so much that people who don't like others have a tendency to verbally abuse them. Leung, who is from the Business and Professionals Alliance, said insults against the police are increasing, forcing some of them to react in a way in which they shouldn't. She spoke to Annemarie Evans.
Moral values of teenagers in decline: study  Listenfacebook
A Polytechnic University study suggests parents believe there's been a decline in the moral values of local teenagers. The study asked 431 parents from nine secondary schools about adolescents' moral character, their ability to deal with the challenges of everyday life, and social behaviour. More than one-third thought young people had a low level of morality, and more than half perceived a deteriorating trend. Professor Daniel Shek, chair professor of applied social sciences at the university, told Jim Gould that they’re very concerned by the results because they were not based on just one study.
US could face retaliations over tariffs: analyst  Listenfacebook
China and South Korea have criticised a decision by the United States to impose steep tariffs on imports of washing machines and solar panels. The so-called "America First" tariffs are aimed at protecting American manufacturers. Tariffs on large washing machines will increase by up to 50 percent over three years -- and for solar panels, up to 30 percent over four years. The Commerce Ministry in Beijing said the mainland will work with other World Trade Organisation members to defend its interests. Seoul said it would complain to the WTO. China analyst Mark O'Neill told Annemarie Evans that the US could face retaliations.
Island United bolsters squad   Listenfacebook
One of the six teams competing in this year's Hong Kong T20 Blitz cricket Island United have bolstered their squad ahead of the tournament. The action starts on February 6 at Tin Kwong Road Recreation Ground -- also known as Mission Road Ground -- in Ho Man Tin, with the final on Sunday the 11th. Island United coach Charlie Burke, who's also the former director of cricket and head coach at Cricket Hong Kong, spoke to Jim Gould.